The second tropical cyclone of the young 2013 season developed just southeast of Belize Monday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Depression Two had winds of 35 mph and was moving west-northwest at 13 mph. Thunderstorm activity was appearing to become better organized near the center of the cyclone and slow development in to a Tropical Storm is possible over the next 48 hours. However, the center of the circulation is very close to land and forecast to move across the Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday, likely stunting its potential growth. As the system moves back over the warm waters of the Bay of Campeche, further strengthening is possible before it likely makes a second landfall in northeast Mexico, well south of Brownsville, TX. No impact from this tropical cyclone is expected to the United States mainland.
Tropical Depression Two forms in Southwest Caribbean; no threat to US
By UF Chief Meteorologist Jeff Huffman | 303 days ago