Posted: Sep 10, 2013 3:53 PM by Rob Perillo
As the peak of hurricane season arrives in the Atlantic Basin the tropics are getting busier on cue. Tropical Storm Humberto with 70mph winds in the far eastern Atlantic is expected to become the Basin's first hurricane of the year by Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a re-energized Tropical Storm Gabrielle with 50mph winds is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to Bermuda through mid-week before heading into the open Atlantic and then bringing the threat of strong winds to the Canadian Maritimes by this weekend.
Closer to home, a disturbance (93L) approaching Belize late Tuesday is expected to cross the Yucatan Peninsula Wednesday and emerge in the Bay of Campeche/Southwestern Gulf of Mexico Thursday.
The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a 70% chance of development later this week. Conditions are rather favorable for development as the system generally heads toward the west-northwest.
The threat of heavy rains will likely develop again for Mexico with some deep tropical moisture also ear-marked for South Texas.
At this time, this system is not expected to be a threat to Acadiana, but some lingering tropical moisture from 93L could push toward Louisiana by early next week.
A modest increase in winds and seas could be possible for much of the Gulf waters toward this weekend due to the interaction of high pressure over the Southeast U.S. combined with lower pressures in the southern Gulf of Mexico.
The next named system will be "Ingrid".