Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Forecasters: Tropical depression likely in Gulf by Sunday or Monday

Tropical wave could affect western Caribbean Tropical Depression could form by late this weekend
Guillermo Lane | 07 October, 2018, 10:42

"Environmental conditions could become less hostile this weekend and early next week, allowing for some slow development in this region as the system drifts northwestward", The Hurricane Center stated in the advisory.

The 11PM update from the National Hurricane Center shows little change in the forecast path for Potential Tropical Cyclone 14.

According to a report from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the associated showers and thunderstorms show signs of organization and the wind circulation is gradually becoming better defined.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 30 miles per hour (45 km/h) with higher gusts.

On Saturday, this effect was in play as a broad area of low pressure stretched across Central America - which sometimes can help spin up a storm.

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The area in red indicates where this system is likely to develop.

Residents along the Gulf should keep an eye on the system, which is near the northeastern coast of Honduras and drifting to the northwest.

Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at University of Miami's Rosenstiel School, tweeted landfall appears to be around Wednesday somewhere between central Louisiana and the eastern Florida panhandle.

You can also watch all of our newscasts - and - if the need arises, we will live stream the news 'round the clock. High temperatures will drop into the low 80s on Friday, with lows potentially dipping into the upper 50s Thursday night. Scattered showers and storms will dominate the weather pattern during this period until Wednesday. Once the storm and cold front pass, it now looks like we'll see some actual cooler air with highs next weekend expected to stay in the 60s.

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