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Watching the Gulf but not heading for Acadiana

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 11:38:07-04

Yes, this morning the National Hurricane Center did put out a statement that they are watching the Gulf of Mexico for possible tropical development in the next 5 days.

That said, the chances of development are low (20%) and if anything would form it would not head for Acadiana.

The reason the National Hurricane Center is watching the Gulf this week is because a cool front that is working through Louisiana/Southeast will move out into the Gulf on Wednesday.

Once the front pushes into the Gulf it is forecast to then stall over the water warms.

When a front stalls there is a chance for an area of low pressure to possibility develop along the front.

If that were to happen the low could become subtropical or tropical in nature since it is forming out over the Gulf.

The good news for Acadiana is the front will stay away from Louisiana and any lows that could develop would get swept towards Florida.

Also, in the Atlantic Tropical Depression Three has weakened and become disorganized again thus the center has downgraded it to just the remnants of Three and should continue to dissipate this afternoon as it encounters unfavorable conditions.