Tropical wave moving into Gulf of Mexico to bring storms to South Florida, monitored for development
Written by kslmadmin on July 20, 2020
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said Monday morning that an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the central Bahamas, central Cuba, and adjacent Atlantic waters are associated with what is known as a “tropical wave.”
The disturbance is forecast to move through the Straits of Florida throughout the day and over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday.
As the system passes by on Monday, showers and thunderstorms are possible across South Florida and the Florida Keys.
The system is then expected to move across the Gulf, reaching the Texas and Louisiana areas by Thursday.
“Environmental conditions could become a little more conducive for development of this system over the Gulf of Mexico,” the NHC said Monday.
The system could potentially develop into a named storm as it moves in the Gulf of Mexico this week, but the NHC said as of Monday there’s only a 20 percent chance over the next five days.
Even if the system does not develop into a named storm, tropical moisture can be expected to arrive in southern Louisiana and eastern Texas by the end of the week.
So far, the month of July has had two named tropical storms.
The worst of the season still likely lies ahead, with September historically being the most active month. The majority of big storms happen from August to October.
The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season will include the names: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred.
Fox News’ Adam Klotz contributed to this report.
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