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Tropical Depression 25 could become Tropical Storm Gamma this weekend over Mexico
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Tropical Depression 25 could become Tropical Storm Gamma this weekend over Mexico

A new tropical depression has formed south of the Yucatan Peninsula, and it could be on track to become Tropical Storm Gamma as soon as Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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A new tropical depression has formed south of the Yucatan Peninsula, and it could be on track to become Tropical Storm Gamma as soon as Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical storm watches and warnings were issued for parts of the Yucatan Peninsula, where the depression is expected to cross over the weekend before hooking west into Mexico.

It’s far enough from South Florida that forecasters don’t expect to see any impacts, but an approaching cold front is on track to drench the region anyway.

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South Florida is forecast to see heavy rain and potential flooding this weekend. And while the bad weather is being caused by a stalled front, the activity in the Caribbean Sea is also bringing extra moisture to the area, potentially increasing the region’s rain chances, the National Weather Service said Thursday. Parts of Miami-Dade and Broward remain under a flood watch through the weekend.