Tropical Depression 2 (Gulf of Mexico)

The GOES-13 satellite that monitors U.S. East Coast weather captured a visible image of Tropical Depression Two today, July 8 at 10:31 a.m. EDT, and it showed disorganization with several areas of clouds near the south Texas coast. Meanwhile, NASA's Aqua satellite showed the storm has weak convection.

The second tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean season formed last night at 11 p.m. EDT in the Gulf of Mexico. It was formerly known as System 96L.

Because Tropical Depression 2 is so close to the south Texas and northeastern Mexico coastlines warnings are in effect. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Coast of Texas south of Baffin Bay to the mouth of the Rio Grande and for the coast of Mexico from the mouth of the Rio Grande to Rio San Fernando. As the depression makes landfall today the tropical storm warnings are expected to be discontinued.

Just 12 hours after formation, the poorly organized Tropical Depression Two was poised to make landfall in southern Texas as 11 a.m. EDT. At that time its center was located about 30 miles east-southeast of Brownsville, Texas near 26.0 North and 97.0 West. Tropical Depression Two's maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph, and it is moving northwest near 15 mph. TD2 has a minimum central pressure of 1007 millibars.

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