A currently disorganized area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to be monitored, especially along the Gulf Coast until the end of next week.
“Slow further development of this system is possible as it drifts north-west to north,” said the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Right now, there is only a 20% chance of it turning into something tropical in the next 5 days, according to the NHC, and a 30% chance of developing in the next 7 days. according to other forecasters.
Both European and American computer forecasting models have this possible storm developing very slowly.
But it will be worth watching, especially mid-week along the Gulf Coast, as both models suggest a northward trajectory with the system.
If this forecast holds true, it would potentially make it the first storm of the 2021 season to hit the United States.
“The location of this potential low is exactly what we think of as the typical June formation area,” says CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.
If this storm has a name, it will be called Bill. We already had Ana, which formed near Bermuda on May 22.
CPC predicts another above-average hurricane season
In an average season we see 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.
The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.