MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s barely the third week of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, but the second storm has already formed in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical Depression Two formed just before 11 a.m. Monday. As of 11 p.m., The system had sustained winds of 30 miles per hour and was moving to the west-northwest at 9 miles per hour.
TD 2 was estimated to be around 40 miles northwest of Monkey River Town, Belize. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said the storm should continue to move in the current direction for the next few days and move inland over Belize late Monday afternoon.
Forecasters said the system could move into the Bay of Campeche as early as Tuesday. Some weakening is expected as the depression moves over land, but it could restrengthen once it moves over the Bay of Campeche Tuesday.
No watches or warnings have been issued for the storm.