National hurricane center June 17 5a

HURRICANE CENTER: System Continues To Form, Next Name Is Claudette

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The early Thursday morning map from the National Hurricane Center. The red oval shows where a system may develop, not necessarily a direction of travel.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The system that forecasters are watching in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to do little today, but there is a 90 percent chance that it will develop over the next five days.

The system, according to the early morning advisory from the National Hurricane Center, is interacting with land, but will likely emerge and grow. The next name on the 2021 list is Claudette.

While no threat to Florida at this point, anything in the Gulf is worth watch. The red oval in the official map, above, indicates where the storm could develop — not a direction of travel or a cone.

From the National Hurricane Center early Thursday morning:

1. A broad low pressure area located over the eastern portion of the 
Bay of Campeche is producing widespread cloudiness and disorganized 
showers and a few thunderstorms.  This system will move little 
today, and little if any development is expected during that time 
due to interaction with land and unfavorable upper-level winds.  
However, the low should begin to move northward by this afternoon, 
and a tropical or subtropical depression is likely to form by late 
tonight or on Friday when the low moves across the western Gulf of 
Mexico.  An Air Force Reserve Unit reconnaissance aircraft is 
scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon, if 
necessary.  Regardless of development, heavy rainfall will continue 
over portions of Central America and southern Mexico during the next 
few days.  Heavy rains should also begin to affect portions of the 
northern Gulf Coast on Friday.  Please consult products from your 
local meteorological service for more information. 
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent. 
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.




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