5 things to know on Tuesday

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

Agatha is expected to dissipate in southeastern Mexico by Tuesday evening after touching down on the country’s south coast as the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific. Agatha made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane on Monday about 8 km west of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, 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 heavy rainfall from the system still posed a dangerous flash flood threat. “Although the chances of Agatha maintaining a definite and strong circulation after moving inland over the mountainous terrain of southern Mexico are slim, a more likely solution is that residual moisture and energy of Agatha are giving rise to a new storm system on the Atlantic side,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Courtney Travis.

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