Tropical Depression Four develops near Mexico

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By Charles Roop
June 19, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The National Hurricane Center issued its first advisory on Tropical Depression Four Sunday evening.

The NHC said that the system had become sufficiently organized to be classified as a depression. The convection has become better organized, and convection has developed near the center of circulation. Hurricane Hunters found the center of circulation was well defined, and that maximum sustained winds were 30 knots (35 mph).

The system has been experiencing some wind shear out of the southwest recently, but the shear is expected to relax some tonight.

The biggest limitation for TD Four will be proximity to landfall. It's expected to make landfall somewhere in the Mexican state of Veracruz on Monday. The NHC believes it could strengthen slightly before landfall and become the fourth named storm this season. With any relaxation of the shear and very warm water temperatures, this scenario is possible.

TD Four is not expected to impact our weather in the Big Bend and South Georgia, but could be a big rain maker for portions of Mexico.