Tropical Depression #3 barely moving early Tuesday, heading north later this week

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The National Hurricane Center designated a large, developing area of low pressure in the Bay of Campeche as Tropical Depression #3 at 4 PM Monday.

From The National Hurricane Center Tuesday Morning:

At 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Three was located near latitude 19.6 North, longitude 92.4 West.

The depression is moving toward the west near 3 mph (5 km/h).

The depression is forecast to move slowly west-southwestward or southward Tuesday afternoon and tonight, and meander over the southern Bay of Campeche through late Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone is forecast to be near the coast of the southern Bay of Campeche tonight through Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

Slow strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm later today.

An Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system later this morning. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).

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