- The system could impact the Gulf Coast by the end of next week.
- It would be the first storm of the season to hit the United States
- People who live along the Gulf Coast should continue to monitor the situation.
A tropical system could bubble in the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters from the National Hurricane Center said on Friday, although it will be several days before a storm does develop – if it ever does occur.
“Slow further development of this system is possible as it drifts north-west to north,” the hurricane center said on Friday.
This could impact the Gulf Coast by the end of next week, making it the first storm of the season to affect the United States.
On Friday, there is only a 20% chance of it turning into something tropical in the next five days, according to the hurricane center, and a 30% chance of developing in the next seven days, according to other forecasters, CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray. mentionned.
Weather Tiger meteorologist Ryan Trauchalt said on Friday that “Overall there is a slight chance that the Gulf Coast will face the threat of a tropical rainstorm towards the end of next week or until the end of next week. ‘at week-end”.
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AccuWeather said people who live along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida should continue to monitor the situation. Much of the area is waterlogged due to weeks of persistent torrential rains, so any further rain will be unwanted.
The next name on the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season list is Bill. Tropical Storm Ana formed in May and moved safely out to sea in the Atlantic.
The federal government expects another active Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, with up to 10 hurricanes forming.
The season started on June 1 and ends on November 30. An average season typically generates seven hurricanes and peaks in August and September. If forecasts hold true, it will be a sixth consecutive record year of above-normal activity.
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Overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said up to 20 named storms would develop. This number includes tropical storms, which contain wind speeds of 39 mph or more. Storms become hurricanes when winds reach 74 mph.
Of the predicted hurricanes, three to five could be major, with wind speeds of 111 mph or more.
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season set a record with 30 named systems, 14 of which strengthened into hurricanes.