Tropical Depression 5 has formed

Tropical Depression 5 has formed

Climatologically, September is the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. This is the month that we see the most tropical systems on satellite, and like clockwork, our fifth tropical depression of the 2014 season forms on Labor Day.

It's a small system in the Bay of Campeche, but it's tightly wound up and producing winds of 30 mph. It's moving to the west-northwest at 13 mph toward central Mexico.

It's very possible it will intensify into a tropical storm just before it makes landfall early Wednesday morning. It's fighting a lot of wind shear though, so the environment isn't perfect for it to strengthen too much.  If it's upgraded to tropical storm status, it will receive the name Dolly.

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