Categories: Tropical Cyclone

30% Chance Tropical Cyclone Forms In Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI, Florida — The National Hurricane Center is tracking a a trough of low pressure that has recently formed in the northwestern Caribbean Sea which has a 30% chance of forming into a tropical cyclone within the next five days.

The system is expected to move across the Yucatan peninsula later today and into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by late tomorrow.  The National Weather Service says that environmental conditions could support slow development of this system during the next few days while it moves generally northwestward.

If the system does form into a tropical storm, the next name on the list of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Names is Bill.

Historically, Atlantic tropical cyclones originate in the Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico during the month of June.

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