Tropical Storm Fernand forms in the Gulf of Mexico, heads for coast
The National Hurricane Centre has reported that a tropical depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Fernand around 1 pm on Tuesday.
It is expected to make landfall on the Mexican coast by 7 pm on Wednesday.
The Government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northeast coast of Mexico from La Pesca to Barra del Tordo and from Barra El Mezquital to the Mouth of the Rio Grande River.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area late tonight or early Wednesday, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
Squalls with gusts to tropical-storm force are likely north of the warning area along portions of the northeastern coast of Mexico and the lower Texas coast.
Interests elsewhere along the northeastern coast of Mexico and the lower Texas coast have been advised to monitor the progress of this system.