National Hurricane Center: Low pressure area may develop into tropical system in Gulf of Mexico next week _lowres


Update, 10 a.m. Sunday: The National Hurricane Center said Sunday morning that an area of disturbed weather located inland over southeastern Mexico between Villahermosa and Ciudad del Carmen has a 20 percent chance of tropical formation over the next five days.

"This system is moving slowly west-northwestward, and some development is possible later today or on Monday after the low emerges into the southern Bay of Campeche. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon, if necessary," according to the NHC.

"It is possible for a low, tropical low, or extra tropical low to develop and move toward the western Gulf," according to WWL-TV meteorologist Carl Arredondo. "As a front moves across the country next weekend, we may get all the moisture to move east over us."

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An area of disturbed weather extending from the northwestern Caribbean Sea through the southern Yucatan peninsula could move into the Gulf of Mexico and develop into a tropical system next week, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday morning.

The system will move northwestward across the southern Yucatan peninsula in the next day or so. Then some limited development is possible on Sunday or Monday if the low emerges into the southern Bay of Campeche, according to the NHC.

As of Saturday morning, the NHC said the chance of tropical formation over the next five days is 20 percent.

WWL-TV meteorologist Carl Arredondo said early forecast model runs show a system of some kind could form in the northwest Gulf by next weekend.