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Willa Rapidly Weakens After Making Landfall On Mexico

Forecasters downgraded the hurricane to a tropical depression Wednesday morning.
Posted at 8:15 AM, Oct 24, 2018

Forecasters downgraded Willa to a tropical depression Wednesday morning as it continues to move northeast over Mexico. 

The storm made landfall along the country's Pacific Coast as a category 3 hurricane Tuesday night. 

Willa continues to weaken as it passes over the Sierra Madre mountains — and forecasters think it'll dissipate by Wednesday afternoon.

But the National Hurricane Center warns heavy rainfall from Willa could still bring life-threatening flash floods, mudslides and dangerous rip currents to parts of Mexico.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN