What was Tropical Depression #5 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Dolly. It is located in the southern Gulf of Mexico/ Bay of Campeche.
The storm poses no threat to eastern Carolina, nor any place in the United States for that matter.
The storm has a limited window of existence because it is forecast to make landfall near Tampico, Mexico by Wednesday morning. Heavy rain and mudslides in Mexico is the main threat with the storm.
The tropical season is off to a slow start. The second week of September is the statistical peak of the season. The last time we went this late into the Atlantic hurricane season before having our fourth named storm of the season form was in 1994.
Stay with StormTrack12 as we continue to track Dolly and any other threats from the tropics.