Ernesto Now Only a Tropical Depression

Ernesto, once a Hurricane, has weakened to Tropical Depression status over parts of Mexico.

As of 1am Central Time, the National Hurricane Center downgraded Ernesto to Tropical Depression status. Sustained winds of the storm are now down to only 35 miles per hour.

All Tropical warnings have been cancelled or allowed to expire.

However, while the storm is weaker, it continues to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to parts of Mexico such as Veracruz and Oxxaca. Some of these locations could see 2 to 5 inches of rain, with possibly higher totals.

In addition, wind gusts to Tropical-storm force strength are expected to continue for a while near the extreme center of the storm.

It is expected to dissipate later today, and not pose a threat to the United States.

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