A weather disturbance in the Caribbean could move into the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday morning (June 13). It has a low chance of developing into a tropical depression.
As of 7 a.m., disorganized showers and thunderstorms associated with the weather disturbance were over the western Caribbean Sea. They were expected to move west over Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula during the next few days with no significant development.
However, forecasters said environmental conditions could become “slightly more conducive for some development” if the system moves into the southwestern Gulf by the end of the week.
The National Hurricane Center said the disturbance has a near 0 percent chance of developing into at least a tropical depression within 48 hours and a 20 percent chance (low) of developing within five days.
The development categories, in increasing strength, are tropical depression, tropical storm and hurricane.
Read the full outlook.
Carlie Kollath Wells is a morning reporter at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Have an early-bird tip? Send it to her: firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @carlie_kollath.
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