MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Gamma is stalled just north of the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The storm is no threat to South Florida, but its moisture was felt by South Florida all weekend.
As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Gamma was 130 northeast of Progreso, Mexico.
Gamma should slowly turn toward the west-southwest tonight or Monday, and a west-southwestward drift should continue Monday night through early Wednesday.
On the forecast track, the center of Gamma will meander offshore of the northern Yucatan Peninsula and over the extreme southern Gulf of Mexico today, and pass near or just offshore of the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday and Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts.
Gradual weakening is anticipated to begin later tonight or on Monday and continue into Tuesday. Afterward, little change in strength is forecast.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles from the center.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
- North and west of Cancun to Dzilam Mexico
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
- West of Dzilam to Progreso Mexico
Gamma is expected to produce rainfall of 4 to 8 inches across portions of the Yucatan Peninsula and far western Cuba, with maximum rainfall amounts as high as 10 to 15 inches possible across northeastern Quintana Roo and northern Yucatan. This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash floods.