National Hurricane Center monitoring Gulf of Mexico for early season activity

Published: May. 21, 2018 at 9:00 PM CDT
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Eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico as an area of disturbed weather emerges north out of the Caribbean over the next few days.

With a couple computer forecast models persistently calling for the formation of a potential low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico for the Memorial Day Weekend, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has started issuing Tropical Weather Outlooks twice a day for this could be system.

As of Monday evening, the disorganized clump of clouds, rain, and thunderstorms in the Caribbean have been given a:

• 0% (low) chance of development over the next 48 hours

• 40% (medium) chance of development over the next 5 days

At this time, nothing to be alarmed about -- much can and likely will change over the coming days. While one forecast model turns this into an organized tropical system there are others that drift it north through the Gulf as a just a big rain maker set to impact anywhere between Louisiana and Florida.

More on this as issued by the National Hurricane Center. Next update is expected by 8am Tuesday.