Tropical Storm Karl forms in Gulf of Mexico



According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Karl developed in the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday evening.

The system was positioned approximately 110 miles east-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico,

and about 180 miles east-southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico, as of the NHC's 8 p.m. update, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph travelling northwest at 6 mph.

Storm Tropical Karl may be seen in this infrared satellite image taken on October 11, 2022, in the Gulf of Mexico.

On Wednesday evening, a gradual turn to the west and west-southwest is predicted, followed by a move to the southwest on Thursday morning.

Karl is expected to hit the coast of Mexico on Thursday, according to forecasts.

A tropical storm warning is in place for the Mexican coast from Cabo Rojo to Puerto Veracruz.

The system is the 11th named storm of the hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30.