Monday was the official start of the hurricane season, and Tropical Depression 3 has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters expect it to strengthen within the next few days into Tropical Storm Cristobal, possibly as early as Tuesday.
Tropical Depression 3 could loop around near and over the southern coast of the Bay of Campeche Wednesday and Thursday, then slowly move northward Friday and this coming weekend. It could potentially bring impacts to portions of the Gulf Coast later this weekend or early next week. All interests along the central and western Gulf coast should start paying attention and consider taking action should the system approach the area.