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Tropical Storm Gamma forms in the Caribbean Sea

Tropical Depression 25 strengthened into Tropical Storm Gamma in the western Caribbean Sea on Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical storm watches and warnings remain in place for portions of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The storm's maximum sustained winds are currently 40 mph and additional strengthening is expected before Gamma makes landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday, according to the hurricane center.

As of 11 p.m. ET, the storm is located 110 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

The system is expected to move slowly in and around the Yucatan Peninsula and the southern Gulf of Mexico over the next five days. And it could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in eastern Mexico.

So far, Tropical Storm Gamma is not expected to impact the United States over the next week.

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