On Friday, August 19th, the National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Four, which made landfall on the coast of northeastern Mexico Saturday night.
As of the 5 p.m. advisory, the system had an 80% chance of forming in the next two to five days.
The disturbance is moving northwest at 14 mph with 35 mph sustained winds. Slow strengthening is expected as it makes landfall, and it is forecast to become a tropical storm Friday night or Saturday, the NHC said.
Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for the Gulf of Mexico from Boca de Catan northward to the mouth of the Rio Grande River. A warning is also in effect for the lower Texas coast from Port Mansfield southward to the mouth of the Rio Grande.
The disturbance is expected to produce three to six inches of rainfall, with isolated totals of eight inches along the eastern coast of Mexico. Far south Texas may see one to three inches with isolated higher amounts.