Tropical Depression Seven Heads Towards Mexico and Texas

(National Hurricane Center)

Hurricane Dorian isn’t the only storm that needs to be on your radar: Tropical Depression Seven is headed towards northern Mexico/southern Texas. The storm will only have a limited amount of time over the Gulf of Mexico, as it is projected to move inland during the middle of the week, AccuWeather reports.

Destinations in Mexico from Monterrey to south of Tampico could all see downpours through Thursday, as well as flash flooding, mudslides, washouts and rough surf. It’s forecast to make landfall Wednesday evening, with wind speeds at 45 mph.

Six to 12 inches of rain can be expected in northeast Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), with isolated locations getting upwards of 15 inches. The highest amounts of rainfall are expected in the Sierra Madre Oriental of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. South Texas and the Lower Texas Coast can expect two to four inches, with isolated pockets reaching six inches.

The National Hurricane Center ads that Tropical Storm Seven has the potential to become a tropical cyclone. There is a small chance the storm becomes Tropical Storm Ferdinand, which is the next name on the list. With that said, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for La Pesca to Barra El Mezquital. Additional watches or warnings could be required later today for portions of these areas.

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