After spinning off the coast Friday night and Saturday morning, Helene has made landfall just south of Tampico, Mexico. It has since weakened and become merely a ghostly swirl of heavy rain and thunderstorms.
All tropical storm watches and warnings have been discontinued as of late-Saturday morning.
Helene may produce total rainfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches from northern Veracruz into southern Tamaulipas and eastern San Luis states.
Flash flooding and mudslides may be an issue for areas of high elevation even as the cyclone moves further inland.
The remnant moisture from Helene will be shunted northward and then northeastward, effectively sparing drought-striken South Texas from heavy rains.
Stay tuned to AccuWeather.com and the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center as we continue to monitor the southwest Gulf of Mexico.
Nearly the same setup for tornadoes that focused on Oklahoma Monday is targeting north central Texas Tuesday afternoon.
Severe storms, some capable of producing tornadoes, will threaten communities across northern and eastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, northwestern Louisiana and Arkansas on Tuesday.
The same storm system responsible for producing violent thunderstorms in Oklahoma recently will reach the Atlantic Seaboard Thursday.
While additional strong thunderstorms will roll through through portions of tornado-ravaged Oklahoma Tuesday, the risk of tornadoes has diminished.
The atmospheric severe weather engine began firing on all cylinders this past weekend and reached full speed Monday over Oklahoma.
Preliminary reports are calling it an EF-4 tornado that has caused numerous fatalities and injuries in Moore, Okla.
Memphis, TN (1983)
Freak lightning bolt strikes a man in his neck, runs down his spine, and passes out of a pocket containing keys. The bolt then struck 2 other men nearby before also hitting a tree the men were standing under at a golf course. Miraculously all three men survived.
Orlando, Fl (2005)
High temperature finally reached 90 degrees. This gets a record for the latest occurrence of the first degrees day of the year.
Texas County, OK (1937)
Severe dust storm called "Black Blizzard" visibility near zero for 10 minutes.