(WTXL) — On the first day of hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression Three has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.
At 11 p.m., the center of Tropical Depression Three is moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts.
The depression is forecast to turn west-southwestward or southward at a slower forward speed on Tuesday, and meander over the southern Bay of Campeche through late Wednesday.
On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone is forecast to be near the coast of the southern Bay of Campeche Tuesday night through Thursday.
Gradual strengthening is expected during the next couple of days and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm Monday night or Tuesday.
It's too early to tell if the system will bring any impacts to our area. However, increased moisture from the Gulf will likely influence an upward trend in rain chances later this week.
System near Yucatan has been upgraded to Tropical Depression Three. It's forecast to move into Bay of Campeche and meander there thru mid-week. Depression is also forecast to strengthen into a Tropical Storm (Cristobal) tonight or Tues. Next complete NHC advisory is 11pm EDT.— NWS Tallahassee (@NWSTallahassee)