The second named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season formed today in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico near the Bay of Campeche. Tropical Depression Two was officially upgraded to Tropical Storm Barry at 3pm Wednesday afternoon. Hurricane hunter aircraft inspecting the storm at the time found sustained winds over 40 mph in the northeast quadrant of the storm to support this classification.
Tropical Storm Barry is forecast to slow down a bit over the next 24 hours and make landfall sometime Thursday morning in central Mexico, hundreds of miles south of the nearest U.S. city of Brownsville, Texas. At this time, Tropical Storm Barry is not expected to impact the U.S. mainland.