Ernesto has moved to Hurricane status and is moving inland over the southern portion of the Yucatan peninsula, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that there is rain of variable intensities and electrical storms on the Pacific coast that are being attributed to the hurricane. Some rivers, such as the Savegre, Cotón, Corredores and Cañas, are showing some slight increase in flow, said the institute Tuesday evening. Any influence from the hurricane is expected to dissipate today.
Ernesto quickly grew to hurricane status from a tropical storm as it crossed the open water south of the Yucatan.
The hurricane is expected to move into the Bay of Campeche this afternoon.
Meanwhile, there are two suspicious low pressure areas in the central Atlantic that are heading west. Forecasters are keeping an eye on them. Most hurricanes start as such systems.