Tropical Storm Katia formed Wednesday morning in the Bay of Campeche.
#BREAKING: TROPICAL STORM #KATIA FORMS IN THE BAY OF CAMPECHE
Posted by WeatherNation on Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Katia is moving slowly toward the east-southeast. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects little movement over the next day.
Maximum sustained winds with this tropical storm are near 45 miles per hour with wind gusts up to 50 mph. The minimum central pressure is 1006 mb.
The NHC says that strengthening is in the forecast for Katia and the tropical storm could become a hurricane before it approaches the coast of Veracruz in a couple of days.
Hurricane Hunters is expected to check Katia later on Wednesday.
Given the upward intensity trend and the forecast track toward the coast, a hurricane watch could be required for a portion of the coast of the state of Veracruz later Wednesday, the NHC said Wednesday morning.
Katia is expected to bring heavy rainfall to Veracruz over the next few days.
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