Tropical Storm Karl formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico from a batch of now-dissipated Hurricane Julia’s remnants on October 11.

Julia brought life-threatening flooding and torrential downpours to portions of El Salvador on October 10.

Julia officially made landfall as a Category 1 storm in Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds of 85 MPH.

Upon reemerging in the Pacific, Julia tracked north through Mexico and into the Gulf of Mexico where the storm’s remnants would serve as fuel for Tropical Storm Karl to form on October 11.

Karl will bring the possibility of flash flooding to the Mexican Gulf Coast, mudslides to higher terrain areas, and tropical storm force winds through October 14.