National Hurricane Center said Saturday.has been downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression as it moves further into Mexico, the
The Mexican government has discontinued all tropical storm warnings.
Katia made landfall as a hurricane late Friday north of Tecolutla, the National Hurricane Center said. At 8 a.m. ET Saturday, Katia had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.
The storm is expected to further weaken as it moves inland, and is expected to dissipate Saturday.
Katia is expected to produce rainfall of 10 to 15 inches over northern Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo, and Puebla, the National Hurricane Center said.
Katia formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, as the powerfulmoved on its destructive path through the Caribbean with not far behind.
Meanwhile, astruck about 100 miles from Chiapas' Pacific coast, killing at least 58 people. The western shore was also battered by on Aug. 31, which killed several people in the southern Baja California peninsula.