Photo: Tropical Storm Ingrid
There are weather warnings for certain parts of Mexico as Tropical Storm Ingrid forms in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is currently less than 50 miles east of Veracruz, Mexico with winds of 45 mph while moving 2 mph.
The Mexican government has issued a tropical storm warning for portions of its eastern coast from Coatzacoalcos to Cabo Rojo. In addition there is a hurricane watch in effect for Cabo Rojo to La Pesca. The storm is expected to bring 10-to-15 inches of rain which could result in “life threatening” flash floods and mudslides according to Weather.com. The storm is expected to come close to Mexico’s coast over the next several days.
This is the ninth storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season and the second hurricane of the season should Ingrid be upgraded. The first hurricane, Hurricane Humberto, came late in the season and formed earlier this week.
Hurricane season over the Atlantic typically starts in June and runs through November.