SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The tropical wave, known as Invest 94L, has become somewhat better defined in the southern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon. 94L had max winds of 35 miles per hour and was moving to the west-northwest at 12 miles per hour.
Hurricane Hunters flew from Biloxi into the tropical wave on Sunday afternoon to investigate its development. The weather information that they find upon their investigation could lead to an upgrade in 94L, either becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm later Sunday or on Monday.
Regardless of development, computer model forecasts continue to take this tropical disturbance westward into Mexico, impacting parts of east Mexico with heavy tropical rains. Some of these tropical rains could cause flash flooding and mud slides in east Mexico.
Whether it's a a tropical wave, depression, or storm, it is not expected to impact South Mississippi.
"A strong northerly steering current is set up across the north-central Gulf Coast," explained Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "Regardless of the tropical system's development, it will be steered westward into Mexico, causing zero impact to the Mississippi Gulf Coast."