Tropical update: Grace makes landfall as Category 3 hurricane near Tecolutla, Mexico

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HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather team and National Hurricane Center is tracking two different systems in the tropics right now — Hurricane Grace and Tropical Storm Henri.

Hurricane Grace made landfall near Tecolutla, Mexico as a Category 3 hurricane a little before 1 a.m. Saturday. 

Maximum sustained winds started to decrease to near 90 mph after landfall with higher gusts. Grace will continue to weaken to a tropical storm as she moves further inland over the mountains of central Mexico this afternoon, according to NHC. She will then dissipate either Saturday night or Sunday, 

Henri is expected to make landfall in Long Island or southern New England by Sunday but that’s not before the storm strengthens to a hurricane, according to NHC. 

Henri is on track to become a hurricane Saturday and be at or near hurricane strength when it makes landfall.

Henri currently has maximum sustained winds at 70 mph as it moves north-northeast near 12 mph. 

Henri is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches over portions of Long Island, New England, southeast New York, and northern New Jersey Sunday into Monday, with isolated maximum totals near 10 inches.

A tornado or two may occur Sunday over southern New England.