Tropical Update: Humberto sits over Bahamas while a disturbance forms in the Gulf

Tropics Watch

It’s peak hurricane season and the StormTracker Team continues to monitor all tropical systems across the Atlantic and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Closer to home, the National Hurricane Center has identified a large cluster of unorganized storms over the eastern Gulf associated with a weak area of low pressure. Very slow development is possible over the next few days as the system moves west towards the Texas coast.

This system is forecast to move inland Monday into Tuesday before developing any further. The disturbance has a 10% chance for formation over the next 2 days and a 20% chance of development over the next 5 days.

As of now this system is no threat to Louisiana.

We can find Tropical Storm Humberto off the southeastern coast of Florida over the Bahamas with max sustained winds of 50 mph and gusts as high as 65 mph. The storm is moving north-northwest at 7 mph.

Over the next 48 hours Humberto is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane as it moves over warm waters with limited shear. By midweek Humberto is forecast to make a hard right turn into the Atlantic over open waters.

Tropical Storm Humberto is no threat to the northern Gulf Coast.

Off the coast of Africa, roughly 750 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, sits another tropical wave. Gradual development is likely with this disturbance over the next few days with a tropical depression likely forming by midweek.

The storm has a 10% chance for formation over the next 2 days and a 60% chance of formation over the next 5 days.

The next tropical update will be released at 10 p.m. central.

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