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Tropical Storm Hits Mexico

Tropical Storm Barbara has made landfall near the border between Mexico and Guatemala.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the Pacific storm could dump up to 50 centimeters of rain in parts of southeastern Mexico and Guatemala. That could trigger life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

When the storm hit land early Saturday, it had sustained winds of 85 kilometers-an-hour, with higher gusts. It was expected to weaken as it moved inland.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Barry weakened into a tropical depression as it continued to head toward Florida. Forecasters said the expected rainfall from the tropical depression will help relieve a drought across Florida.

Barry was the first tropical storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began Friday. Experts are predicting an active hurricane season in the Atlantic.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.