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Tropical system in SW Gulf running out of time to strengthen

Posted at 5:04 PM, Aug 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-20 17:52:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Potential Tropical Cyclone Four is running out of time to strengthen, and its chances of turning into our next named tropical storm are diminishing.

The system has highest winds of 35 mph and is moving northwest at 14 mph. The system is expected to move inland through northern Mexico and southern Texas on Saturday evening.

The main effects of the system will be high rainfall totals, creating flooding and the higher risk for mudslides in northeastern Mexico. Rain totals in southern Texas can also trigger isolated flash flooding this weekend. The system is expected to dissipate on Sunday.

This system will not have direct impacts in the Florida Big Bend region.

If by some chance it becomes Tropical Storm Danielle, it would be the first named storm in the Atlantic basin since the first week of July.