Tropical Storm Idalia types within the Gulf of Mexico on a doable monitor towards the US, forecasters say

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Idalia fashioned Sunday within the Gulf of Mexico on a possible monitor to come back ashore as a hurricane within the southern U.S., the Nationwide Hurricane Heart stated.

At 5 p.m. Sunday, the storm was about 95 miles (155 kilometers) east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, transferring northeast at 3 mph (5 kph) with highest sustained winds of 40 mph (64 kph), forecasters stated. Hurricanes have winds of 74 mph (119 kph) and above.

Forecasters stated they anticipated Idalia to turn into a hurricane on Tuesday within the Gulf of Mexico after which curve northeast towards the west coast of Florida. Idalia may strategy Florida with winds of as much as 100 mph (160 kph), in accordance with the most recent forecasts Sunday from the Hurricane Heart. That might make it a Class 2 hurricane.