Tropical Storm Jose has weakened to a tropical depression after dumping heavy rains on the Gulf of Mexico.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Jose will continue to move inland towards central Mexico over the next 24 hours .

Jose hit between the coastal Mexican cities of Veracruz and Tuxpan earlier Tuesday.

Forecasters expect Jose to bring seven to 12 centimeters of rain to Mexico with isolated areas receiving as much as 24 centimeters.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.