Tropical cyclone 02L remains active over the Yucatan Peninsula and Central America…located approximately 140 miles south-southeast of Campeche, Mexico (Sustained winds of 30 mph)
Tropical Depression 02L has moved inland over the Yucatan Peninsula…from the far southwestern Caribbean Sea. TD 02 has a broad low level circulation, accompanied by a large area of disturbed weather, which is covering most of that part of Mexico and Central America. The current position shows this TD straddling the border of Guatemala and Mexico, after having passed through southern Belize. The NHC shows the path, as it remains a depression, coming out into the very southern part of the Gulf of Mexico…called the Bay of Campeche. The circulation will remain partly over the warm waters of that Bay, and partially over land. This will probably keep the depression from strengthening into a tropical storm, which would be called Barry…if it were to reach 40 mph sustained wind speeds.
This will be a short lived event over the water however, as the weather models show this system moving back over land, this time it will be somewhere between Vera Cruz and Tampico, along the eastern Mexican coast. The primary threat from this system won’t be the strong winds, but rather the heavy rains that will be falling over parts of Central America, and then eastern Mexico with time. The United States (southern Texas) won’t see any influence from this tropical cyclone, as its too far south in latitude.
Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC…CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO…
There are no active tropical cyclones
TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Cyclone 02L
ELSEWHERE, TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.