Tropical Depression 3 Forms in Gulf of Mexico, Expected to Become Tropical Storm Cristobal

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depression is moving toward the west near 7 mph

The third tropical depression of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to become Tropical Storm Cristobal in the coming days. (NHC image)

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – The third tropical depression of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to become Tropical Storm Cristobal in the coming days.

The National Hurricane Center said satellite imagery and radar observations from Mexico show that the area of disturbed weather centered near the west coast of the Yucatan peninsula is gradually becoming better organized:

At 10 p.m. CDT, the center of Tropical Depression Three was located near latitude 19.6 North, longitude 91.9 West. The
depression is moving toward the west near 7 mph.

This heading at a slower forward speed is expected tonight. The depression is forecast to turn west-southwestward or southward at an even 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.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected during the next couple of days and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm tonight or Tuesday.

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