Tropical Storm Danielle forms over gulf; likely won't impact Bay Area

Posted at 9:03 AM, Jun 20, 2016

Tropical Storm Danielle formed Monday morning, moving toward eastern Mexico, where it's likely to bring heavy rains and flooding.  There is no threat to Florida.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm's maximum sustained winds early Monday are 40 mph.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Laguna Verde to Rio Panuco.

The storm is expected to produce rainfall totals of 6 to 10 inches with isolated areas possibly getting as much as 15 inches in higher terrain over several Mexican states.

Danielle is the earliest 4th tropical storm on record in Atlantic basin. The previous record was held by Debbie on June 23, 2012.