Three dead as weather systems lash west, northeast Mexico

STORY: The rains began on Saturday night, with strong winds damaging houses, knocking down trees and causing power outages in Acapulco.

According to the Guerrero Civil Protection, two adults and a child died in a rural area of Acapulco after flood waters swept them away in their vehicle.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami forecast the hurricane will continue to affect southwestern Mexico for the next day or so, with strong winds and rain reaching Mexico's Baja California peninsula by early Wednesday.

Separately, torrential rains continued to pound the northeast of the country, causing rivers to overflow, flooding homes and streets, and cutting off traffic in several cities of Nuevo Leon state on Monday.

Civil Protection services released dramatic images of residents being rescued from overflowing waterways in Guadalupe.

But authorities noted the rainfall also comes as a form of relief, as the state has faced moderate to severe drought conditions in the last months. The Boca dam, which was utterly empty due to extreme drought, has begun to recover its water level.

The downpours, which began on Friday and could continue through the following Thursday, is due to a semi-stationary system bringing clouds and humidity.