Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020. 6:22 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The National Hurricane Center informs that a tropical depression has formed near the coast of El Salvador and Guatemala.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the entire coast of El Salvador and coast of Guatemala.
Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area tonight and early Sunday.
NHC is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Depression Two-E, located at 4 p.m. CDT over the eastern North Pacific Ocean about 110 miles (180 km) south of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.
The depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 3 mph (6 km/h), and a slow north or north-northeast motion is expected until landfall.
On the forecast track, the center of the depression is expected to cross the coast of Guatemala tonight or early Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is possible until the system makes landfall.
Dissipation is expected shortly after the system moves inland.
The depression is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches over El Salvador, southern Guatemala, and western Honduras, and 5 to 10 inches over northwest Nicaragua, Belize, and the Mexican states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz, and Oaxaca.
Isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches are possible in El Salvador and southern Guatemala.
This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
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