According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico formed into the Tropical Storm Cristobal on Tuesday afternoon, in the southern area.
The agency explained that the upgrade from depression to tropical storm means that the system has winds of 39 mph or greater, and that itís the third named storm of this yearís hurricane season.
The NHC) also added that the storm has already brought deadly flash flooding to El Salvador, Guatemala, and is now drenching parts of Mexico.
The Mexican government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that it has a tropical storm warning in effect from Campeche to the port of Veracruz, while the Hurricane Center says that Cristobal will move northward across the Gulf of Mexico later this week, pointing out that itís too early to determine where and when it would strike the United States.
As reported by CNBC, tropical storm Cristobal was once tropical storm Amanda, which formed quickly across the eastern Pacific over the weekend.
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