Tropical storm Chris forms near eastern Mexico, US NHC says

(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris has formed near eastern Mexico and will begin to weaken after landfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on Sunday.

The storm was located about 105 miles (165 km) southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico with maximum sustained winds at 40 miles per hour (65 km/h).

The storm is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 cm) across portions of eastern Mexico through Monday, the Miami-based forecaster added.

(Reporting by Ashitha Shivaprasad in Bengaluru; Editing by Jamie Freed)