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Last Updated: 09/02/14 19:28:28 EDT
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Hurricane Summary POSTED: September 2, 2014 5:48 p.m. Tropical Storm Dolly Targets Northeastern Mexico Tropical Storm Dolly formed early this morning and is moving toward the coast of northeastern Mexico. On its current trajectory, Dolly will make landfall tonight near or just north of Tampico, probably before midnight. While the storm may strengthen a little, only a narrow window exists for Dolly to strengthen before reaching land. Heavy rain will be the most prevalent threat over the next couple of days with several inches of rain expected, mostly south of the Rio Grande River. The area of greatest threat will be in the foothills and higher terrain of the Sierra Madre Oriental where rainfall can reach 4-8 inches, with locally higher amounts, resulting in mudslides and life-threatening flash flooding tonight and Wednesday. Wind damage should be at a relative minimum as the zone in which the strongest winds are expected will be relatively narrow along and to the north of where the storm makes landfall. Dolly will also create rough surf and rip currents from the central Texas coast southward along the coast of Mexico through the day on Wednesday. Some minor coastal over-wash is possible near and just to the north of where Dolly crosses the coastline. Elsewhere across the Atlantic, there are a few tropical waves, but none that pose an imminent threat for tropical development. By AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Brian Wimer


 
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