70% chance of Gulf storm

60% chance of Gulf storm
Photo credit NOAA/National Hurricane Center

A tropical wave in the southern Gulf of Mexico now has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Danielle by tomorrow.

"Satellite imagery indicates that showers and thunderstorms associated with the broad low pressure area over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Campeche are getting better organized," National Hurricane Center Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven said. "Environmental conditions appear favorable for additional development, and a tropical depression could form later today or on Saturday while the system moves northwestward across the southwestern and western Gulf of Mexico."

If the system develops into a tropical cyclone, it is expected to be short-lived.

"By Saturday night, the system is expected to move inland over northeastern Mexico, which will end its chances of development," said Beven.

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