High chance of tropical depression development in the gulf. Photo via NHC

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.

MORE: NHC – Five-Day Tropical Weather Outlook

Even if nothing develops, the system could cause heavy rainfall along portions of the central and eastern U.S. Gulf Coast later this week.

The WINK News Weather Authority has been tracking the potential for tropical development.

MORE: Go to WINK WEATHER Page for latest forecast on the development

Writer:WINK News
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