Rough weather headed to the Gulf of Mexico; path uncertain

The National Hurricane Center’s tropical weather outlook map at 8 a.m. Friday.

A disturbance in the Caribbean and another in the Atlantic have gotten the attention of hurricane forecasters.

After an unusually long period of inactivity, long-range forecast models predict the earlier of two current storm systems will enter the Gulf of Mexico next week. All bets are off for the second disturbance.

The low-pressure trough is crossing the eastern Caribbean Sea at 15 mph, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

Environmental conditions could become more conducive for its gradual strengthening early next week, forecasters said.

It has a 20% chance of developing into at least a tropical depression within five days. It’s too early to have a firm grasp on what will happen next.

The Global Forecast System, or GFS model, has shown the Caribbean disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico as a storm late next week. Landfall could be anywhere along the Gulf Coast from northern Mexico to Florida.

The next tropical storm or hurricane will be called Danielle.

Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine has the inside scoop on living here. Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox every week.
A D V E R T I S E M E N Tspot_img
A D V E R T I S E M E N Tspot_img
Verified by ExactMetrics