Tropical Depression Seven has formed in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Depression Seven has formed in Gulf of Mexico

Additional slow strengthening is forecast before the system moves inland.

It was centered about 160 miles east of La Pesca, Mexico, and was moving west near 7 miles per hour.

"Tropical depression could form during the early or middle part of next week while the system moves northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean", the NHC update said on Saturday night.

Impacts to Texas will be minimal.

Forecasters will learn more about this storm's intensity and track when a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft investigates Fernand on Tuesday afternoon.

Areas in those four counties, particularly near the I-95 corridor, could see tropical storm force winds late Wednesday, the release said. This motion could bring the center of Fernand near or over the coast of northeastern Mexico late Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Fernand has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. While the storm is not a threat to Florida, it has the attention of those in deep South Texas, where it could bring periods of heavy rain over the next few days.

Hurricane Dorian is the second hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season and is the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record. This storm could develop into Tropical Storm Fernand soon. The depression is forecast to become a tropical storm over the next day or so before making landfall along the northern Mexican coast.

There is a 90 percent chance of a cyclone forming through the next 48 hours or five days.

Meantime, a trough of low pressure, located several hundred miles south of Bermuda, is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

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