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Ingrid continues to strengthen

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We will be keeping a close eye on the tropics this week as the second hurricane of the season is likely to become the first to make landfall. Hurricane Ingrid is a category one storm with winds of 85 mph as of the 7 AM advisory. The present track is taking the storm to the northwest at less than 10 mph. It looks as through Ingrid will strengthen to a category two storm before making landfall in Mexico on Monday.

Mexico is bracing for Ingrid to make landfall between Cabo Rojo and La Pesca. Hurricane warnings are in effect for the area now. Ingrid is expected to produce 10 to 15 inches of rain for a large portion of Eastern Mexico with localized areas getting up to 25 inches of rain. This has the potential to create major flooding issues as well as landslides in the mountains of this region.

Humberto was downgraded to a post-tropical low but this storm isn't quite done yet. Humberto is an interesting one to watch. It will likely become a tropical storm again later today or early tomorrow and will continue to strengthen over the next several days. The forecast models project that Humberto could become a hurricane again before the end of the week. The good news is Humberto will continue to stay well away from land and spin into the Northern Atlantic.

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