A group of storms in the Gulf of Mexico rapidly gained organization and strength over the weekend. Sunday afternoon the group of storms became Tropical Storm Fernand.

When the storm was upgraded Sunday evening it was located around 19. 2° North, 95.8° West and tracking west at about 8 mph. The storm looks to make landfall south of Tampico, Mexico sometime overnight into Monday. This would weaken the storm rapidly back to tropical depression status.

Sunday evening the storm was producing winds of about 45 mph. Fernand is a stronger storm than the one before it, Tropical Storm Erin. The next storm