Tropics Update: Better chances for the System in the Gulf of Mexico


The Weather Authority is monitoring a tropical wave over the southwester Gulf of Mexico.

The next name storm of the season would be Danielle.

Latest discussion from the National Hurricane Center:

Satellite imagery indicates that showers and thunderstorms associated with the broad low pressure area over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Campeche are getting better organized. Environmental conditions appear favorable for additional development, and a tropical depression could form later today or on Saturday while the system moves northwestward across the southwestern and western Gulf of Mexico. However, by Saturday night, the system is expected to move inland over northeastern Mexico, which will end its chances of development. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon. Interests along the northeastern coast of Mexico and the lower Texas coast should monitor the progress of this system. Regardless of development, this system could bring locally heavy rains to portions of northeastern Mexico and southern Texas over the weekend.

Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.

Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.

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