The National Hurricane Center is monitoring new tropical development this week
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – After Tropical Storm Alex crashed earlier this month, June has been crickets for the Atlantic tropical basin. That’s set to change with a new area of focus being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.
According to the agency’s 1 p.m. Sunday update, this potential development could occur by mid-week in the southwestern Caribbean. According to the afternoon tropical weather forecast:
Currently, the chance of development is 0% within the next 48 hours and 20% within the next 5 days. Forecast models show an area of low pressure forming on Wednesday before gradually strengthening as it moves northwest toward Central America. As the forecast becomes highly uncertain later in the week, interests in the Yucatan Peninsula of Cuba are expected to monitor the potential of this system through the weekend.
As for the Gulf of Mexico, it is too early to say where, how and what this system could become. For now, it’s just something to watch over the coming week for Texas and the Gulf Coast. The next named system of the season is Bonnie.
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