Tracking the Tropics

Aug 25, 2013 10:32 PM by Daniel Phillips

Tropical Storm Fernand Forms in the Bay of Campeche

Although not a threat to Acadiana there is a newly developed tropical storm in the southern Gulf of Mexico/Bay of Campeche. 

This evening Tropical Depression 6 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Fernand. Winds are currently at 40 mph, and is moving west at 9 mph. 

Landfall is expected early Monday morning along the Mexican coast line, before quickly downgrading back to a tropical depression. 

Eyes will be on the Atlantic where conditions are looking better for a tropical wave coming off the African coast that some models are predicting will become a tropical system. This development would be close to a week away, but will be worth keeping in the back of your mind. 

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