Hurricane season’s fourth storm forms

Tropical Storm Danielle

Tropical Storm Danielle is the earliest forming fourth named storm on record in the Atlantic.

 

FLORIDA, United States, Monday June 20, 2016 – Tropical Storm Danielle, the Atlantic Hurricane Season’s fourth named storm, is set to make landfall in Mexico something today or tonight.

The system was upgraded from a tropical depression to a storm this morning.

According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami, Danielle – the earliest forming fourth named storm on record in the Atlantic – could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in Mexico.

In the NHC’s 7 a.m advisory, Tropical Storm Danielle was located off Mexico, about five miles east southeast of Tuxpan and 100 miles north northeast of Veracruz.

It has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and is moving toward the west-northwest near seven miles per hour.

“On the forecast track, the center of Danielle is expected to move inland over eastern Mexico later today or tonight,” the NHC said.

“Some slight strengthening is forecast before Danielle makes landfall in Mexico later today.”

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Laguna Verde to Rio Panuco, Mexico.

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