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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Tropical Cyclone Could be Developing in the Gulf of Mexico

The Atlantic hurricane season may only be a few hours old, but there is already some action to talk about.

There is an area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche.

Presently there is some disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity.

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.

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 is scheduled to investigate the disturbance on Sunday, if necessary. Interests along the Gulf coast of Mexico should monitor the progress of this system.

There is a medium chance this system will develop into a tropical storm over the next couple of days.

There has already been one storm this year, Andrea. The next named storm will be Barry.


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