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Disturbance in Gulf likely to be upgraded to Depression

Posted at 2:10 PM, Jul 22, 2020

From the National Hurricane Center:

Recent satellite wind data indicate that a broad low pressure area has formed in association with the tropical wave over the central Gulf of Mexico. However, the accompanying shower and thunderstorm activity is currently poorly organized. Conditions appear conducive for additional development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or two as the system moves west- northwestward at about 10 mph.

Interests in the western Gulf of Mexico should monitor the progress of this system, as watches or warnings could be required for portions of the coasts of Texas and Louisiana later today or tonight. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.

Impacts for Acadiana still have not changed. Tropical rain showers/storms are likely for Thursday and through the weekend. Continue to stay with the KATC storm team for the very latest.