Tropical Depression 3 Has Become Tropical Storm Cristobal, Third Named Storm of 2020 Season

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storm LOCATED in the central Gulf of Mexico area

Tropical Depression 3 has become Tropical Storm Cristobal, and the third named storm of the 2020 season, after achieving wind speeds of 40 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. (NHC image)

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – Tropical Depression 3 has become Tropical Storm Cristobal, and the third named storm of the 2020 season, after achieving wind speeds of 40 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The 10 a.m. National Hurricane Center locates the storm in the central Gulf of Mexico area, but forecaster said that it’s still too early to predict a possible U.S. landfall

“An Air Force reserve unit hurricane hunter aircraft is currently investigating the depression and has found the system is very close to tropical storm strength,” said the NHC’s Richard Pasch.

“Since the cyclone is over very warm waters with fairly low vertical shear, intensification to a tropical storm should occur today,” he said.

Pasch said it is still too soon to identify the location or timing of any potential impacts along the U.S. coast.

Areas in Mexico could see as much as 35 inches of rain over the weekend.

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