Tropical development possible in the Gulf this weekend

Tropical development possible in the Gulf this weekend

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - We are tracking three tropical waves in the Atlantic Basin as the peak of hurricane season approaches this weekend. One of them may move into the Gulf of Mexico.

Friday 7 pm update:

The chances for development for 92-L have been lowered, according to the National Hurricane Center. It is still expected to move into the Gulf over the weekend and continue on a westerly track.

"Development chances are very low with this system. But, we will continue to watch it and keep you updated with all of the latest information over the weekend," said Chief Meteorologist Carrie Duncan.

Be sure to tune in over the weekend with Good Morning Mississippi Weekend at 6:30 A.M. and 8 A.M. and WLOX News Now at 6 P.M. and 10 P.M. for further tropical updates.


Original story:

A tropical wave, called Invest 92-L, located between Florida and Cuba is now up to a medium chance for development, according to a Friday afternoon statement from the National Hurricane Center. 92-L could enter the southeastern Gulf by this weekend and possibly develop into a tropical depression.

"Not a reason to start worrying," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "We'll be watching 92-L closely, as we would any tropical activity in the Gulf during the peak of hurricane season."

"But, at this time, there is no indication that 92-L will pose a significant tropical threat to the Mississippi Gulf Coast at this time," Williams continued. "Be sure to check back for further updates in case there are any changes."

There are a couple of other tropical waves much farther away from the U.S. mainland: Invest 93-L near Puerto Rico and Invest 94-L over 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Neither of those pose a threat to the Gulf Coast region at this time.

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