A low-pressure area of the Gulf of Mexico that is currently disorganized should be monitored, especially along the Gulf Coast by the end of next week.
“Subsequent slow development of this system is possible as it drifts northwest to north,” said the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Right now, there is only a 20% chance that it will develop into something tropical over the next 5 days, according to the NHC, and a 30% chance of developing over the next 7 days, according to other forecasts.
The European and American computer models both have this possible storm develops very slowly.
But it will be worth seeing, especially in the middle of the week along the Gulf Coast, as both models suggest a northbound track with the system.
If this forecast holds, this would potentially make this the first storm of the 2021 season to hit the United States.
“The location of this potential low pressure is exactly in line with what we consider the typical June formation area,” said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.
If this storm happens to get a name, it’s called Bill. We already had Ana, which was formed near Bermuda on May 22nd.
CPC predicts another hurricane season above average
In an average season, we see 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.
The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.