NHC: Tropical Depression Thirteen forms in the Gulf of Mexico

Storms is moving off of the coast of Mexico


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Irma, Jose and now the NHC has named a disturbance off of the Gulf - Tropical Depression Thirteen.

As of 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center says the small area of low pressure in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico has become better organized during the past several hours, with deep convection forming over the center.

The depression has been drifting eastward during the day.  For the next couple of days, the cyclone isn't expected to move much as it is caught in an area of light winds in the mid-levels.  By Friday, a ridge should build over Texas and the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, which is likely to steer the system southwestward at a faster pace.