Tropical development expected in the far Southwest Gulf
(Source: MGN Online)
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -
A tropical wave that we have been monitoring over the past few days is beginning to become better organized as it nears the Yucatan Peninsula.
This tropical wave has been labeled Invest 99L by the National Hurricane Center and now has a high chance for development over the next few days. The system is not expected to develop in the short term as it will be moving over the landmass of the Yucatan Peninsula, but all indications are development is likely once the the disturbance pushes across the Yucatan and emerges over the far southern Gulf. If this does become a named storm, it will become the fourth storm of the year and it would be named Dolly.
As far as the track thinking with this disturbance, models are in general agreement that the system will continue to slowly move west across the southern Gulf and will likely make landfall in portions of Mexico. At this time, this system is no threat to Southwest Louisiana and the agreement among the models makes for a confident track forecast.
The 7 Stormteam will continue to monitor the latest information on this disturbance and will provide updates as needed.