By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
There are no active tropical cyclones at the time of this writing
The low-level wind field associated with a tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean has become better defined today, but the wave is only producing limited shower activity.
Environmental conditions appear conducive for development of this system over the next few days, and a tropical depression could form during the early to middle part of next week.
This system is forecast to move westward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic, approach the Windward Islands on Tuesday, and move across the southern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday and Thursday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…60 percent
Northwestern Gulf of Mexico:
An area of low pressure could form early next week over the northern Gulf of Mexico. Any development of this system would likely be slow to occur as it drifts westward toward the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent