Aug 24, 2021

Tropical Disturbance May Reach Gulf of Mexico

The disturbance is expected to move northwest across the Caribbean, across the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico and then into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by Aug. 29.

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A tropical system could reach the Gulf of Mexico late this weekend, possibly as a tropical depression, according to hurricane forecasters, reported The New Orleans Advocate.  

This disturbance is one of four systems being tracked in the Caribbean and Atlantic. If any of the new systems gain tropical storm status, it would be named Ida.

A tropical depression could form late this week or this weekend as a weather disturbance moves northwest through the Caribbean, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), reported The New Orleans Advocate.

As of 7 a.m. Aug. 24, there is a tropical wave over the water and a broad area of low pressure is expected to form from this disturbance in the next few days. This wave has a 60% chance of developing into a tropical depression within five days. The disturbance is expected to move northwest across the Caribbean, across the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico and then into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by Aug. 29, reported The New Orleans Advocate.

Additionally, a tropical depression could form by the end of the week over the Atlantic, according to forecasters, and has a 60% chance of developing into at least a tropical depression within five days.

Forecasters are also tracking a tropical wave about 400 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands over the far eastern tropical Atlantic, reported The New Orleans Advocate.

This development is moving west at 10 to 15 mph and has a 30% chance of developing into at least a tropical depression within five days.

The full weather outlook by NHC can be read here.

In other tropical storm news, Tropical Storm Henri is expected to dissipate Aug. 24 in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

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