5 things to know Tuesday

5 things to know Tuesday

Agatha expected to dissipate after making landfall in Mexico as a hurricane

Agatha is expected to dissipate over southeastern Mexico by late Tuesday after touching down in the country’s southern coast as the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific. Agatha hit down as a Category 2 hurricane Monday about 5 miles west of Puerto Angel in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Late Monday, it was downgraded to a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. The National Hurricane Center said Agatha was expected to dissipate overnight, but warned that the system’s heavy rains still posed a threat of dangerous flash flood. “While the chance of Agatha maintaining a defined, strong circulation after moving inland over the mountainous terrain in southern Mexico is slim, a more likely solution is for moisture and residual energy from Agatha to give birth to a new storm system on the Atlantic side, ” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Courtney Travis said.

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