Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020. 3:26 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Depression Three, centered over the Bay of Campeche about 50 miles (80 km) west-southwest of Campeche, Mexico.
The Government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Warning from Campeche westward to Puerto de Veracruz Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area Tuesday night.
TD 3 is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h).
On the forecast track, the center is forecast to be near the coast of the southern Bay of Campeche Tuesday night through Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) 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. When that occurs, it will be named Cristobal.
Tropical Depression 3 is expected to produce rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches over parts of the Mexican states of Tabasco and Veracruz and adjacent portions of Guatemala.
This system is also expected to produce rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches over parts of El Salvador and Honduras.
Isolated maximum rainfall amounts of 20 inches are possible in the Mexican states of Tabasco, Veracruz, Oaxaca and portions of Guatemala.
NHC says that the rainfall may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
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