National Hurricane Center watching two low-pressure areas

two_atl_5d0HOLT, Fla., July 2, 2018–The National Hurricane Center has identified two systems to watch in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.

A large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms extending from the north-central Gulf of Mexico across the western Florida panhandle is associated with a broad and weak area of low pressure.

Interaction with land, along with proximity to dry air in the mid levels of the atmosphere, should prevent a tropical system from forming while the disturbance moves westward and inland over southeastern Louisiana tonight through Tuesday.

However, locally heavy rainfall along portions of the northern Gulf Coast will be possible during the next couple of days.

Additionally, a westward-moving broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles east of Florida is producing minimal shower activity.

Little-or-no development of this low is expected for the next few days due to unfavorable upper-level winds and dry mid-level air.

However, another non-tropical low pressure system is expected to form about midway between Bermuda and the southeastern United States by the end of the week.

That system could gradually acquire some tropical characteristics over the weekend while it moves slowly northward or northeastward.

National Hurricane Center forecast

 

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