Tropical Storm Fernand forms in Gulf

Around 6:00pm CDT on Sunday evening, aircraft reconnaissance indicated winds near 45mph associated with the tropical disturbance in the southwest Bay of Campeche.

It has been named Tropical Storm Fernand by the National Hurricane Center. As of the 6:45pm CDT advisory, the storm is moving west at 12 mph. It has a minimum pressure of 1003 mb and max sustained winds of 45mph.

It is forecast to strengthen slightly before making a Mexico landfall by early Monday morning. This storm is expected to weaken and gradually dissipate across the Mexican landmass, posing no threat to the U.S.

For more information, visit the National Hurricane Center.

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