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A good coverage of rain can be expected tonight into Friday as a rather strong upper level disturbance moves in from the west. Some of the rains Friday will be locally heavy with the potential for 1-2 inches of rain in some spots. Drier and cooler air will take over Friday night into Sunday.
Tropical Storm moves into Mexico
MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to weaken to a tropical depression later in the day as it brings heavy rains to eastern Mexico.
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The storms maximum sustained winds early Monday decreased to near 40 mph (65 kph).
A tropical storm warning is in effect on Mexicos coast from Veracruz north to Barra de Nautla.
The government of Veracruz state has advised its 7.7 million residents to stay home, and Gov. Javier Duarte suspended classes in the state to protect children from venturing out into winds and rain.
Fernand is centered about 95 miles (150 kilometers) northwest of Veracruz and is moving west-northwest near 9 mph (15 kph).
The storm is expected to bring 4 to 8 inches of rain over parts of several states as it moved toward central Mexico.