HOUSTON -- Tropical depression #10 has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane System is currently investigating the storm.

It is sitting over very warm water with extremely conducive conditions for continued development, KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Brooks Garner said.

If it becomes a storm, it will be called Ingrid.

One computer model predicts that it will move slowly to the north and impact portions of northeast Mexico.

It could produce beneficial rain for the drought-stricken southeast Texas area, Garner said.

Garner said if it stays offshore and heads toward Texas, it could become a hurricane but that's a less likely scenario.

Stay tuned to KHOU 11 News, and our WeatherCaster app for the latest developments.

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