Posted: Sep 15, 2013 3:13 AM
Updated: Sep 15, 2013 3:17 AM
MIAMI (AP) Forecasters say Tropical Storm Manuel is nearing Mexico's southwest Pacific coast and expected to roll inland Sunday, while Hurricane Ingrid tracks toward expected landfall within the coming day along the country's Gulf coast.
Ingrid has strengthened after becoming Mexico's second hurricane of the Atlantic storm season, prompting the evacuation of several thousand people while an increasingly powerful Manuel threatened to dump heavy rains capable of dangerous flash floods and mudslides.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Ingrid, with sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph), could reach the coast early Monday.
The center says Manuel, packing top winds of 70 mph (110 kph), was about 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the Pacific coast near Lazaro Cardenas early Sunday and should move inland over the next several hours.