In August the weather in the tropics can change quickly. Over the past 24 hours we’ve had two areas of interest in the Atlantic Basin. One disturbance is located over the western Atlantic and poses no immediate concern. There is another disturbance however in the Caribbean that is more concerning.
The disturbance AL92 is currently located south of Cuba. Our higher resolution model data is showing this system lifting into the southern Gulf by Friday and possibly developing into a tropical depression or tropical storm. BAMS model data has the system maintaining a northwest course around the base of a high pressure ridge. The Rapid Precision data we use on a daily basis has the system changing course over the weekend and moving more northward towards our region. This is not an official forecast but certainly a possibility at this time. If you have a weekend vacation planned along the Gulf Coast be sure to check our blog frequently for updates. A heavy rainmaker like a tropical system is one thing that we do not need at this time...stay tuned!
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt