Watching the Gulf of Mexico

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Posted: Jun 21, 2012 10:09 PM by Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum
Updated: Jun 21, 2012 10:09 PM
Source: WBRZ Weather Center, NHC

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Topics: tropical, update, Invest 96L, Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Florida, track, NHC, WBRZ

I'm closely watching the large area of low pressure (Invest 96L) near the Northern Yucatan Peninsula. It is showing better signs of organization, and could form into a tropical depression in the next day or so. It is SLOWLY moving to the north and that trend will continue into the weekend.

The question still remains as to whether is forms into a tropical storm or not & where will it go. 2 scenarios...

1) it gets caught up in a trough of low pressure that will move across the Eastern U.S. by Monday & it heads toward Florida.

2) It misses the trough, but gets diverted to the west as a very large area of high pressure moves over the SE U.S. from the SW US. This would take it into Texas.

A lot could happen, and those scenarios may not come true. The Hurricane Hunters will investigate the system tomorrow. Stay tuned!

The WBRZ Weather Team is also watching this and will have updates in each of the newscasts. You can also get updates on our Cable Weather Channel and on WBRZ Hurricane Center web page.

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