Watching the Gulf of Mexico

tropics 0385ac9bc9cc4ab11 Watching the Gulf of Mexico
A disturbance near the Yucatan peninsula and the lower Gulf of Mexico is being closely monitored as it may soon become a named tropical system.

As of the 2 p.m. National Hurricane Center (NHC) update, the disturbance was given a 70% probability of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 38 hours and an 80% probability within the next five (5) days. The various computer models disagree with how to handle the disturbance in the coming days. Some bring the system northwest into Mexico, while others bring it north toward the Gulf Coast. There is also a frontal boundary being watched this weekend across the eastern United States, as there could potentially be some interaction between the front and this disturbance.

Latest computer model tracks, courtesy of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee:
 Watching the Gulf of Mexico

Click here for more information from the National Hurricane Center.

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