Tropical storm warning after dangerous 40mph winds and 14 inches of rain brings flash flooding and mudslide fears

MILLIONS across the Sunshine State are under a tropical storm warning as dangerous 40-mph winds and life-threatening flash floods are forecast for this weekend.

The fast-growing storm named Alex, forming in the Gulf of Mexico, poses a serious threat to residents of south and central Florida and the Keys.

Millions of people in south and central Florida and the Keys have been warned of tropical storms

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Millions of people in south and central Florida and the Keys have been warned of tropical stormsSource: Twitter/@NHC_Atlantic
Tropical Storm Alex is expected to make landfall in Florida Friday night and continue through Saturday

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Tropical Storm Alex is expected to make landfall in Florida Friday night and continue through SaturdaySource: Twitter/@NHC_Atlantic
South Florida and the Keys could see four to eight inches of rain

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South Florida and the Keys could see four to eight inches of rainPhoto credit: Getty

The National Weather Service expects the tropical storm to hit Florida by Friday night and continue through Saturday morning.

The Cuban government has also issued a tropical storm watch for the provinces of Matanzas, Mayabeque, La Habana, Artemisa, Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth, according to NWS.

Tropical Storm Alex is expected to sweep through Cuba and parts of Florida with extremely strong winds and heavy rain, raising fears of mudslides.

Western Cuba could see up to 14 inches of rain with the possibility of life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

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Some areas of the northwestern Bahamas could see as far as 10 inches.

The Florida forecast included the possibility of tornadoes over the southern part of the state through Saturday.

Meanwhile, South Florida and the Keys could see four to eight inches of rain.

As of Friday morning, Alex had endured winds of 40mph but was able to develop over time.

AGATHA’S WAY OF DESTRUCTION

Alex evolved into a tropical strongman from the remnants of Hurricane Agatha, which made landfall Tuesday as a Category 2 storm in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

At least 11 people were killed and 20 are missing after the massive storm caused life-threatening flooding and mudslides.

Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat said rivers burst their banks, sweeping people away from homes while other victims were buried under mud and rocks.

Murat said there were reports of three missing children near the resort town of Huatulco.

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“There were two main reasons” for the deaths, Murat told local media.

“There were rivers that burst their banks and on the other side, and worst of all, there were landslides.”

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