Possible tropical system brewing over Gulf of Mexico
An area of disturbed weather over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico bears watching for development into this weekend.
"Since Nestor failed to form near the Cabo Verde Islands, the system in the Gulf of Mexico now has a shot at gathering that name instead," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
AccuWeather meteorologists are keeping a close eye on a broad and disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms that extends from southern Mexico to the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
"The system is over warm water and within an environment of low wind shear over the Bay of Campeche," AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said. Water temperatures in the Gulf range anywhere from the low-80s near the U.S. coast to the mid-80s closer to the Mexican and Guatemalan coasts.
"Regardless of development, we expect this system to produce a blossoming area of showers and thunderstorms over the Gulf and along the western and central Gulf Coast later this week into this weekend," Sosnowski said.
It is not until later Friday that any moisture from this system would stream onshore over the central Gulf coast, and not until the weekend that drenching rain would push across the Southeast states.For more information, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here