Tropical storm Dolly forms off Gulf coast of Mexico

Tropical storm Dolly forms off Gulf coast of Mexico

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say the fourth named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says tropical storm Dolly is expected to move inland along the Mexico coastline Tuesday night. Forecasters say Dolly is expected to be a low-impact storm when it moves to south Texas.

On Monday, Dolly's maximum sustained winds were at 30 mph (45 kph).The storm is about 255 miles (410 kilometers) east-southeast of Tuxpan. It is moving west-northwest at 13 mph (20 kph).

The storm is expected to dump 3 to 6 inches of rain with 10 inches possible across southern Tampaulipas, northern Veracruz and eastern San Luis Potosi through Wednesday. The rain could cause flash floods and mud slides.

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