Grace has weakened into a tropical storm
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Update 21th of August 2021, 6.00 pm UTC
Grace has downgraded to a tropical storm. Currently located near latitude 19.7 North, longitude 99.5 West, Grace is moving westward near 11 knots (20 km/h). This general motion is expected into early Sunday.
The system will move over central and west-central Mexico through tonight.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 45 knots (75 km/h). Rapid weakening is expected due to the motion over the mountains of central and west-central Mexico. Grace is forecasted to weaken to a tropical depression later today and dissipate by early. Sunday.
Update 20th of August 2021, 1.00 pm UTC
Grace has downgraded to a Tropical Storm. Located near latitude 20.7 North, longitude 93.3 West, the system is moving toward the west near 14 knots (26 km/h). A westward to west-southwestward motion is expected during the next day or two.
TS Grace is forecasted to move across the southwestern Gulf of Mexico today, and then make landfall along the coast of mainland Mexico this evening or tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 59 knots (110 km/h). Some strengthening is expected prior to landfall, and the system is expected to regain hurricane strength this morning.
After landfall, the system should begin to rapidly weaken as it moves into the mountains of central Mexico.
Update 19th of August 2021, 1.00 pm UTC
Located near latitude 20.1 North, longitude 87.9 West, Hurricane Grace made landfall in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Grace is moving toward the west near 15 knots (28 km/h). Westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through Friday, a turn toward the west to west-southwest is expected.
Grace is forecasted to move across the Yucatan Peninsula today and move over the southwest Gulf of Mexico late tonight through Friday. The system is likely to make a second landfall on the mainland coast of Mexico late Friday or early Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 knots (120 km/h). Some weakening is expected as Grace moves across Yucatan before re-intensification as the system reaches the Gulf of Mexico.
Grace is forecasted to be a Hurricane when it makes the second landfall on the mainland coast of Mexico.
Update 18th of August 2021, 2.30 pm UTC
Tropical Store Grace, located near latitude 18.8 North, longitude 80.9 West, is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 knots (26 km/h). The motion towards the west to the west-northwest is expected for the next several days.
The system is forecasted to continue to move near the Cayman Islands laters this morning. The landfall is expected in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico on early Thursday and to move into the southwest Gulf of Mexico early Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 55 knots (100 km/). It is expected that Grace will strengthen into a hurricane later today with possible strengthening prior to reaching the eastern Yucatan Peninsula.
A Hurrican Warning is in effect for Yucatan Peninsula.
The system will bring heavy rainfall that can lead to flash and urban flooding.