Tropical Depression Six forms in SW gulf

An area of low pressure in the southwest Gulf of Mexico has gained enough strength in its curcular rotation to be considered a tropical depression.

With sustained winds of 35 mph, Tropical Depression Six was upgraded to the staus of depression just after 3:30 pm Sunday.

An Air Force reserve hurricane hunter plane is on its way to assess the strength which may be upgraded to a Tropical storm before it makes landfall Sunday night/Monday morning near Veracruz, Mexico.

The storm won't hold together for long though, once it moves over land it will begin to lose its strength and is expected to dissipate within 48 hours of making landfall.

While the center of the storm will not have a direct impact on the Rio Grande Valley, some showers and thunderstorms from the system are expected to reach the south Texas region on Monday.