UPDATE: Tropical Storm Barry made landfall early Thursday morning (between 8 a.m. EDT and 9:30 a.m. EDT) along the state of Veracruz in southern Mexico. Flash flooding and mudslides are possible in that region today as Barry dumps up to 10 inches of rain, especially in mountainous areas. More details can be found in the CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker. There are no other tropical disturbances of note in the Atlantic Basin.
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed Wednesday afternoon near Mexico in the Bay of Campeche. Maximum sustained winds were 40 mph. A tropical storm has winds of 39 mph or greater.
Barry may strengthen slightly before making landfall along the east coast of Mexico after midnight Thursday morning.
Official National Hurricane Center track forecast:
Spaghetti plot of various computer models:
Rainfall amounts of three to six inches will be common in this part of Mexico, but isolated ten-inch amounts will be possible. The main threats from Barry will be flooding and mudslides.
Barry will weaken after landfall, and will not affect the United States. As of now, the rest of the Atlantic has no major systems in development.
For more information, check out the CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.