MIAMI (CBS4) – The National Hurricane center is monitoring the newly formed Tropical Depression 13 late Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico.
As of 11:00 p.m., the depression was located about 225 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving northwest at 2 mph.
The depression is expected to intensify over the next 48 hours, becoming a tropical storm on Friday.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for the coast of the northern Gulf of Mexico from Pascagoula Mississippi westward to Sabine Pass Texas.
You can get complete details on the storm, including up-to date maps and forecasts, at the CBSMiami Tropical Weather Center.
You can also check on preps for tropical weather with checklists, shutter advice, and even preparation videos at CBSMiami Hurricane Preps