Storm in Gulf of Mexico heads for Mexico

June 20, 2016 03:32

A tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico was expected to strengthen to a tropical storm before coming ashore in southeastern Mexico on Monday and bringing torrential rains that could cause life-threatening mudslides and flash floods.

The US National Hurricane Center said that at 8 p.m. EDT, (0000 GMT), Tropical Depression Four was 275 miles (285 km) east-southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph).

The storm system will be named Danielle if it reaches sustained tropical storm-force winds of 39 mph (63 kph).

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