HOLT, Fla., June 14, 2021—The National Hurricane Center has identified three areas it is watching for tropical activity.
Invest 92, a low-pressure area in the Bay of Campeche, is expected to gradually develop during the next couple of days while it meanders near the coast of Mexico, according to the NHC.
It has a 70 percent chance of further development during the next five days.
Regardless of development, heavy rains could begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast Friday.
In the Atlantic, the season’s second tropical system, now identified as Tropical Depression Two, is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm in the next 12 hours or so.
When it forms, it will be called Tropical Storm Bill.
Afterwards, it is expected to quickly lose convection and transition into an extratropical low and dissipate near Newfoundland.
Further to the west, a strong tropical wave that emerged off the coast of Africa has now been identified as Invest 94.
Located several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands, this has a 20 percent chance of formation in the next five days.
However, a combination of dry air and strong upper-level winds are expected to limit any chance of formation while it moves over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean late this week.