Tropical Storm Norman Heads for Mexico's West Coast

Tropical Storm Norman will probably go ashore late today or early tomorrow on the western coast of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

A storm warning was posted from La Cruz to Huatabampo, north of the resort city of Mazatlan. Norman, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour, was 165 miles west-northwest of Mazatlan as of 5 p.m. New York time and moving north at 16 mph, the center said.

Moisture from the storm may contribute to patterns that are expected to cause heavy rain and possible flooding over the weekend in Texas, including Austin, Houston and San Antonio, according to AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania.

Norman isn’t expected to strengthen before going ashore near Los Mochis, the center said. Eight inches (20 centimeters) or more of rain may fall in some areas.

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