Tropical Depression #2 Forms…No Threat to U.S.

June 17th, 2013 at 12:16 pm by under Weather

Tropical Depression #2 has officially formed in the western Caribbean. Maximum sustained winds are at 35mph and the depression is moving WNW at 13mph. The center of the storm should make landfall over southern Belize later this afternoon.

Tropical Depression # 2

Tropical Depression # 2

The storm should weaken a bit as it moves over Belize, Guatemala and Mexico later tonight and early Tuesday. However, the depression may strengthen again as it moves over the Bay of Campeche where the water is very warm. If Tropical Depression #2 strengthens while over water and becomes a Tropical Storm, the next name on the list would be Barry. If this storm becomes Barry, it shouldn’t remain as a tropical storm for very long considering it will likely move back over Mexico early Thursday. Main threats with this storm will be heavy rain and possible tropical storm force winds across Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. Rainfall totals could range anywhere from 2-5 inches of rain.

***Tropical Depression # 2 will NOT affect our weather at all. Jeremy wrote a blog earlier this morning with more details on our local weather.

Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

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