POSTED: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 10:40am
UPDATED: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 1:45pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — Tropical Depression Two formed off the coast of Belize and Guatemala around 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17.
The National Hurricane Center measured winds around 35 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. This system is forecast to track into Central America and southern Mexico, as a weak tropical depression, then emerge into the around Tuesday afternoon.
After churning in the open, warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and Wednesday, the NHC predicts it could gain enough strength to become the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, Barry, and move into central Mexico by late Thursday or early Friday.
This will NOT be a Louisiana land-falling storm.