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Tropical Storm Ileana weakens slightly traveling along Mexico

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Danielle Haynes
Tropical Storm Ileana weakened slightly Monday and was expected to dissipate by late Tuesday, but could bring tropical storm conditions to Mexico's coast before then. Image courtesy of the National Hurricane Center
Tropical Storm Ileana weakened slightly Monday and was expected to dissipate by late Tuesday, but could bring tropical storm conditions to Mexico's coast before then. Image courtesy of the National Hurricane Center

Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Ileana weakened slightly as it made its way toward Mexico on Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The center of the storm was located about 80 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. It was traveling northwest at 21 mph with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, the NHC said in its 10 p.m. CDT update.

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Mexico implemented a tropical storm warning from Tecpan de Galeana north to Cabo Corrientes. It canceled a hurricane watch and tropical storm watch north of there.

The NHC said Ileana was expected to weaken and dissipate by late Tuesday.

The storm could drop between 1 inches and 3 inches of rain in the Mexican states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco, with isolated amounts up to 5 inches. Swells along the southwestern coast could cause life-threatening surf.

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