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Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 develops in Gulf of Mexico

Posted: 9:05 AM, Sep 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-03 10:43:13-04
Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 develops in Gulf of Mexico
Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 develops in Gulf of Mexico

(WTXL) — A potential cyclone that has formed in the southwest Gulf of Mexico is forecast to become a tropical storm by Tuesday night.

The National Hurricane Center says Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 is moving toward the west near 7 mph and is expected to continue Tuesday. A motion toward the west or west-northwest is forecast on Wednesday.

The disturbance has maximum sustained winds near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the disturbance is expected to become a tropical cyclone later Tuesday and become a tropical storm by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

This poses no threat to the U.S. Gulf coast as it heads due west into the Mexico.

The NHC has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Mexico from La Pesca northward to Barra El Mezquital. These winds are likely to arrive Wednesday morning.