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Carlotta downgraded from hurricane to tropical storm, weakening as it moves across Mexico
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) ' Officials have downgraded Carlotta from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it continues to weaken while moving across southern Mexico.
The National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center in Miami changed the status of the storm early Saturday. It has discontinued the hurricane warning that had been in effect from Salina Cruz to Punta Maldonado and the hurricane watch from west of Punta Maldonado to Acapulco.
It had reached Category 2 strength on Friday when the hurricane toppled billboards and shattered some windows in a popular surfing resort.
Heavy rainfall continued to fall early Saturday over the coastal mountains.