Tropical Depression 25 forms in the Caribbean

MGN Online

The National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression has formed in the northwest Caribbean.

Forecasters say satellite images indicate cloudiness and showers that are part of a low pressure system in the Caribbean Sea have become better organized and the closed circulation of the storm has become better defined.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter plane will fly into Tropical Depression 25 later today. The disturbance is likely to become tropical storm Gamma by the time it nears the Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday.

TD 25 is then expected to move to the northwest through Sunday and will then turn to the west Sunday Night or Monday morning moving into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

The lower Texas coast may see an increased potential for tides to run up onto the beach, high surf, rip currents and rough Gulf waters.

The government of Mexico has issued warnings and watches for part of the peninsula.