Towards the middle or end of the week, the National Hurricane Center says there is a 20% chance that a tropical wave will turn into a depression in the Gulf of Mexico.
Meteorologists said in a Sunday update at 7pm that a tropical wave located above Hispaniola and the southwestern Atlantic is expected to enter the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by the end of Tuesday, will move across the central Gulf on Wednesday and will reach the northwestern Gulf on Thursday.
“This disturbance is currently producing disorganized shower activities, but environmental conditions are expected to become at least marginally conducive to development by Wednesday or Thursday,” said hurricane meteorologist Jack Beven.
An area highlighted in yellow on the NHC’s tropical weather forecast map is not intended to be a forecast track; rather, it is meant to indicate the area where a depression may form.
If the wave becomes a tropical storm, its name will be Gonzalo.