The depression is located 220 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued for portions of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.
Maximum sustained winds are currently 35 mph, but the system is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm over the next 24 to 36 hours.
Tropical Depression Twenty-Five is moving toward the northwest at 9 mph and should reach the coast of Mexico near Cozumel on Saturday evening. Slow movement of the system in and around the Yucatan Peninsula and the southern Gulf of Mexico is expected over the next 5 days, which could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in eastern Mexico.
The hurricane season isn’t over
Atlantic hurricane season has already been very active, but it’s not over yet. Technically, the season does not end until November 30, but some years storms have continued well after that.
As of now, Tropical Depression Twenty-Five is not expected to impact the United States over the next week.
October storms are not rare
“If you are looking at other notable October storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast in recent years, look no further than Hurricane Michael, which formed in the same area of concern we are watching today,” says Michael Guy, CNN meteorologist.
Hurricane Michael formed southeast of the Yucatán Peninsula on October 1, 2018, strengthened into a named storm on October 7, and then made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane near Mexico Beach, Florida, just three days later.
Every named storm so far this season, except for three (Arthur, Bertha, and Dolly), set their own personal record for earliest named storm in recorded history.
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