Tropical Depression Three Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

Cheryl Sanders
June 2, 2020

On the first day of hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression Three has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Forecasters added that 5 to 10 inches (12-25 centimeters) of rain could fall on parts of El Salvador and Honduras with possibly higher amounts in isolated areas.

The depression had winds of 35 miles per hour.

Forecasters said it could reach tropical storm status during the night or sometime Tuesday.

The big question for those in the USA continues to be where the storm will head over the weekend. The official forecast has TD #3 becoming Cristobal later Tuesday. Some models, however, suggest the storm could head toward Texas or Louisiana.

There could also be the potential for heavy rainfall as tropical moisture from the storm streams northward.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 and the seasonal average is 12 named storms, with six being hurricanes.

Remnants of what was the Eastern Pacific's Tropical Storm Amanda have now been tagged as Tropical Depression #3. It is shown here on Tuesday morning.

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