|NOAA image of tropical storm Dolly in the southern Gulf of Mexico this morning. Dolly will move into Mexico late today.|
The fourth system of the hurricane season has developed in the southern Gulf of Mexico west of the Yucatan. Tropical storm Dolly with 45mph winds is located about 350km east of Tampico, Mexico. The storm is expected to remain rather weak and move inland along the Mexican coast late today. Heavy rain, from 6-10 inches and gusty winds along with a modest rise in water along the immediate coastline are forecast at this time. Dolly will remain south of the Texas coast. Even weak tropical systems have the potential to produce dangerous flash flooding, and Dolly is no different.