Tropical depression likely forming in Gulf by end of week
The National Hurricane Center reports an area of low pressure over the southeast United States is moving toward the northeast Gulf of Mexico, where it could develop into a tropical depression.
As of 2 a.m. Tuesday NHC forecasts the area of low pressure will form over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday.
There is currently a 40% chance the low pressure forms into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours; however, once it moves over the Gulf and over the next five days, a tropical depression has an 80% chance to form.
Even if nothing develops, the system could cause heavy rainfall along portions of the central and eastern U.S. Gulf Coast later this week.
Update at 1 am EDT July 9 – Here are Key Messages for the system with a high chance of tropical cyclone formation in the northern Gulf of Mexico later this week. For more information see https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB and https://t.co/SiZo8ohZMN #AL92 pic.twitter.com/4RhSHOONer
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) July 9, 2019
The WINK News Weather Authority has been tracking the potential for tropical development.