National Hurricane Center

New Tropical System, Southwest Of Florida, Expected To Enter Gulf

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BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — There is a new tropical system forming in the southwest Caribbean and it is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico. It poses no threat, at least in early forecasts, to Florida.

National Hurricane Center Meteorologists issued this advisory as the Tuesday afternoon outlook:

Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Tue Aug 16 2022

For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

  1. Southwestern Gulf of Mexico: A tropical wave currently located over Nicaragua is forecast to move across Central America during the next few days and emerge over the Bay of Campeche, where an area of low pressure could form on Friday. Some gradual development of this system is possible while it moves northwestward over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico through the weekend.
  • Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
  • Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.

Forecaster Brown/Bucci




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