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Tropical development possible in the Gulf next week

A tropical depression or tropical storm could form in the Gulf of Mexico next week.
A tropical depression or tropical storm could form in the Gulf of Mexico next week.(WTOK)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 10:04 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The National Hurricane Center is called our attention to the potential for some tropical development in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico early next week. There’s no disturbance there right now.

A large low pressure trough will sweep a plume of tropical moisture from the Pacific Ocean into the southern Gulf of Mexico this weekend. Upper level winds are favorable for some development, and this is an area that is historically favored for tropical development this time of year.

Forecast tracks generally carry this system toward the northern or northwestern Gulf of Mexico. There’s still a lot of uncertainty, however. It’s possible that this system doesn’t even become a tropical depression or a tropical storm. It’s certainly not a guarantee that it will track toward us, but it is possible for us to have some influence from this system late in the week.

Now is the time to simply be aware. Make sure you stay updated. This forecast is fluid and can change. Also make sure friends and family are paying attention, especially if they are on the coast - and especially if they like to binge watch the television stream services.

Stay with Storm Team 11 on Newscenter 11, WTOK.com, and the WTOK Weather App for updates.

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