MIAMI (June 3, 2014) Tropical Storm Boris formed Tuesday off Mexico's Pacific coast, and it’s expected to produce torrential rains and the risk of flooding and mudslides in the coming days.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm was centered about 125 miles southeast of Salina Cruz, Mexico and moving north at about 5 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of about 40 miles per hour.
A tropical storm warning was in effect in southern Mexico from Salina Cruz to Mexico's border with Guatemala.
Forecasters say tropical storm conditions were already reaching the coast Tuesday.
Nearly 4 inches of rain was reported in Puerto Chiapas.
Boris could produce as much as 10 to 20 inches of rain over southern Mexico in the coming days, creating the risk of deadly floods and mudslides.