Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico

Hurricane Katia forms in Gulf off Mexico's coast

Hurricane Katia forms in Gulf off Mexico's coast

Katia is the 11th named storm this Atlantic hurricane season and follows both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose - both of which are off to the east in the Atlantic.

On Thursday morning, Jose had maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, which were expected to increase to 120 miles per hour by Friday, making it a Category 3 hurricane on the 1 to 5 Saffir-Simpson wind intensity scale. The storm's center is located about 125 miles north of Veracruz, Mexico, and is moving southwest at 7 mph.

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, made landfall in Cuba on Friday as a Category 5 storm.

Mr Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services, has said that Katia had "worrying characteristics", as it was very slow-moving and could dump a lot of rain on areas that have been saturated in recent weeks.

The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as "an intense tropical weather system with well-defined circulation and sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (64 knots) or higher".

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Guadeloupe and Dominica, as well as the Dominican Republic from south of Cabo Engao to Isla Saona and for Haiti from south of Le Mole St. Nicholas to Port-Au-Prince.

As these islands attempt to recover from Irma, CNN reported that at least two are now under a new hurricane watch as Jose approaches. The storm was expected to weaken rapidly over the next day, the NHC said.

After Hurricane Harvey's damage's estimated approaching the 100 billion dollar range, Irma has the potential to match or exceed those estimates. Some of the same islands were just hit by Irma on Wednesday.

And Katia formed in the Gulf of Mexico off of the coast of Mexico, near where Hurricane Harvey had formed.

The hurricane center says the storm is expected to bring 10 to 15 inches of rain to the area, which has a history of deadly mudslides and flooding. Residents in Florida, meanwhile, waited to see whether they'd be evacuated from their homes depending on Irma's path.

And there's another hurricane in the Atlantic as well.

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