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  • Newton Loses Steam in U.S. Southwest

  • Hurricane Newton weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall in Mexico

A man recovers belongings after the passing of Hurricane Newton in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Newton slammed into the twin resorts of Los Cabos on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Tuesday morning, knocking out power in some places as stranded tourists huddled in their hotels. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo), photo: AP/Eduardo Verdugo

07 of September 2016 15:25:39

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Tropical storm Newton appears to be packing less of a punch upon its arrival in the American Southwest from Mexico.

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque says western-central New Mexico is not getting the 3-4 inches of rain that forecasters initially feared would come Wednesday.Meteorologist Kerry Jones says between 2-3 inches have fallen in Catron County's more mountainous areas.But other areas have only received between half to three-quarters of an inch.Jones says flash-flood warnings could be dropped late Wednesday.Gov. Susana Martinez, however, activated the state's Emergency Operations Center in case of more severe storms.Southern portions of the state were hit with heavy rains in the past two weeks.

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