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Tropical Storm Danielle Develops in the Gulf

Posted at 9:44 PM, Jun 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 09:04:47-04

The National Hurricane Center has upgraded an area of low pressure in the Bay of Campeche, in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, from Tropical Depression 4 into Tropical Storm Danielle. Danielle is the 4th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the earliest 4th tropical storm on record in the Atlantic Basin. 

As of 8 AM, the storm's maximum sustained winds are around 40mph and it is currently tracking W/NW at 7mph. The atmospheric environment will favor minor strengthening before making landfall this afternoon in eastern Mexico. 

Southwest Florida will see no impacts from this system.

Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued from Laguna Verde to Rio Panuco where heavy rains and flash flooding will be the main threats with expected rain accumulations between 6 and 10 inches.