MIAMI -- A tropical depression formed Monday afternoon in the Bay of Campeche, and is expected to become a tropical storm in the next day or so, making landfall in Mexico Tuesday night.
At 4 p.m., the National Weather Service in Miami reported Tropical Depression Five has formed in the bay of Campeche, and is moving north-northwest at 13 mph.
A tropical storm warnings was issued for Gulf Coast of Mexico from Tuxpan north to La Pesca. A tropical storm warning means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area within 36 hours.
There is no expected impact to Southwest Florida other than possible rain bands.
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The tropical depression is moving toward the north-northwest and the general motion of movement is expected for the next day or so. The center of the storm is expected to approach the coast of Mexico by Tuesday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Tuesday.
The estimated minimum central pressure, based on data from a reconnaissance aircraft, is 29.80 inches.
The depression is expected to produce rainfall amounts between 3 and 6 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches across Southern Tamaulipas, northern Veracruz and eastern San Luis Potosi through Wednesday evening. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in areas of mountainous terrain.