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Tropical Storm Barry bears down on Mexican coast

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The center predicts Barry will weaken and dissipate Friday while moving inland over southern Mexico. The center predicts Barry will weaken and dissipate Friday while moving inland over southern Mexico.
VERACRUZ, Mexico -

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Barry is bearing down on Mexico's Gulf Coast, poised to make landfall within hours.
    
The Miami-based center said the storm was about 30 miles (45 kilometers) north of the port city of Veracruz early Thursday and heading west at 5 mph (7  kph). Barry, which has sustained 45-mph (75-kph) winds, is expected to make landfall northwest of that city.
    
Forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season's second tropical storm is drenching areas in its path with between 3 and 10 inches of rain. They say the storm could cause life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides.
    
The center predicts Barry will weaken and dissipate Friday while moving inland over southern Mexico. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Punta El Lagarto to Tuxpan, Mexico.

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