Tropical Weather Development Possible in the Gulf of Mexico

If you have beach plans, in the next week, along the Gulf of Mexico, be aware, there is the chance for a Tropical System to develop. Although, this may not develop into a full Tropical Depression/Storm/Hurricane, it will bring heavy amounts of rainfall to the Gulf Coast States. So, remain weather aware over the next week.

From the National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL.

Tropical Weather Outlook

200 PM EDT Mon Jul 8 2019

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A trough of low pressure located over central Georgia is forecast

to move southward toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, where a

broad area of low pressure is expected to form on Wednesday.

Environmental and ocean conditions are forecast to be conducive for

development and a tropical depression is likely to form by the end

of the week while the low moves slowly westward over northern Gulf

of Mexico. Regardless of development, this system has the potential

to produce heavy rainfall along portions of the northern and eastern

U.S. Gulf Coast later this week.  For more information about the

rainfall threat, please see products issued by your local weather

forecast office and the NOAA Weather Prediction Center.  Interests

along the Gulf Coast from the Upper Texas coast to the western

Florida peninsula should monitor the progress of this system.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent.