Tropical Update: Tropical wave in the Gulf continues to move west while Humberto strengthens

Tropics Watch

With peak hurricane season on tap the StormTracker Team continues to monitor all tropical systems across the Atlantic and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Right on our doorstep, the National Hurricane Center has their eye on a large cluster of unorganized storms over the central and eastern Gulf of Mexico. These storms are associated with a weak area of low pressure. Some slight 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 10% 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 east coast of Florida with max sustained winds of 70 mph and gusts as high as 85 mph. The storm is moving north at 6 mph.

Humberto will continue to strengthen into a hurricane over the next 6-12 hours as it moves over warm waters with limited shear. Over the next 12-24 hours Humberto is forecast to make a sharp turn towards the northeast into the Atlantic over open waters.

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

Located in the central tropical Atlantic sits a small low pressure system producing an elongated cluster of thunderstorms. Gradual development is likely with this disturbance over the next few days with a tropical depression likely forming by midweek.

The storm has a 30% chance for formation over the next 2 days and a 80% chance of formation over the next 5 days.

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

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