Tech Hurricane Katia, the 6th hurricane of an unusually active season, has hit Mexico

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Hurricane Katia hit Mexico late Friday night, and has since dissipated. The threat of heavy rains continues, however.

Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Katia as seen from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite on Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. EST. play

Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Katia as seen from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite on Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. EST.

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The storm, which was a Category 2 hurricane at its peak strength, has since dissipated. As of Saturday morning, Katia's remnants were moving over Eastern Mexico and continuing to drop rain on the region. An additional 3 to 6 inches of rainfall are still expected over parts of Veracruz, Hidalgo, and Puebla through this afternoon.

"There will still be a threat for heavy rain, flash floods, and mudslides over the mountainous terrain," the National Hurricane Center's final advisory said.

Katia was a much smaller storm than Hurricane Irma, which has caused devastation in the Caribbean and is expected to arrive in Florida on Sunday. Katia's hurricane-force winds (classified as 74 mph or higher) extended 25 miles out from the center, and the radius of tropical-storm-force winds extends about 70 miles. Irma, on the other hand, is nearly 400 miles wide.

The 2017 hurricane season was projected to be unusually active, and that has certainly been the case so far. Hurricanes Jose and Irma are still churning in the Atlantic.

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The peak of the season is usually around September 10, and the fourth hurricane of the season doesn't typically occur until about September 21. Katia was the sixth hurricane in 2017.

Meanwhile, Texas and Louisiana are still reeling from the flooding and destruction left by Hurricane Harvey at the end of August.