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Tropical Storm Chris forms in southwestern Gulf of Mexico, will be short-lived

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Jun 30, 2024

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) — Tropical Depression 3 strengthened into Tropical Storm Chris in the far southwestern Gulf of Mexico in the Bay of Campeche Sunday evening.

As of 11pm EDT, it has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.

It is expected to make landfall as a weak 40 mph tropical storm overnight as it moves onshore eastern Mexico. It will quickly dissipate after landfall during the day on Monday.

Tropical Storm Warnings are up for the Mexico coastline from Cabo Rojo to Puerto Veracruz.

The only local impacts expected to the Big Bend will be an increased Rip Current risk along the coastline, even though surf will remain relatively calm. If venturing out to the beach this week, use extra caution in stepping into the ocean waters.

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