HOLT, Fla., July 9, 2019—The low-pressure area traveling south has emerged over Apalachee Bay in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.
Now that the system is over the Gulf waters, it’s found favorable environmental conditions likely to support a tropical depression formation, possibly by late Wednesday or Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Should a tropical system form, it will be named Barry.
Most of the weather models show the system moving westward with a Louisiana/Texas landfall at this time.
However, weather systems are dynamic and conditions could change at any time.
An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate Invest 92 Wednesday, if necessary.
Rain associated with this system will increase in coverage across the area through the week.
There’s a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for Wednesday and Thursday with chances increasing to 90 percent Friday and 80 percent Saturday.
High temps will stay in the high 80s Wednesday through the weekend before creeping back into the 90s Monday.