Storms watched over June tropical hotspot

Hurricane hunters postpone Gulf investigation


JACKSONVILLE, Fla – A broad area of low pressure located over the southern Bay of Campeche is producing a flareup of storms in the far southwest Gulf of Mexico.

The associated showers and thunderstorms remain disorganized.


This system is expected to move slowly west-northwestward toward the coast of Mexico and it could
become a tropical cyclone before it moves inland early next week. The National Hurricane Center gives the disturbance a 60% chance of becoming a Tropical Storm Barry in the next 48 hours.

Regardless of development, the disturbance will likely produce heavy rainfall over portions of southern and eastern Mexico during the next few days.  

An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft to investigate the disturbance  Monday was posponed and the next mission may fly Tuesday, if necessary. Interests along the Gulf coast of Mexico should monitor the progress of this system.

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