First tropical disturbance of hurricane season found in Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center on Sunday issued its first tropical weather outlook for a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane season officially begins June 1.The system is considered to have a very low chance of strengthening into a named tropical storm or hurricane before it moves over land, according to the NHC’s latest forecast. “Surface pressures remain high, and environmental conditions do not appear favorable for significant development before this system moves inland over the central Gulf Coast in a day or so,” the update reads. The system will likely dump heavy rain and blow gusty winds from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle spanning the next 24 to 36 hours.Three to four inches of rain are expected to fall along the Gulf Coast through Monday night.“Showers and thunderstorms are beginning to fire this afternoon across the region,” the National Weather Service New Orleans said in a Facebook post. “Expect heavy downpours with the stronger activity.” Weather experts predict an active hurricane season this year.

The National Hurricane Center on Sunday issued its first tropical weather outlook for a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane season officially begins June 1.

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The system is considered to have a very low chance of strengthening into a named tropical storm or hurricane before it moves over land, according to the NHC’s latest forecast.

“Surface pressures remain high, and environmental conditions do not appear favorable for significant development before this system moves inland over the central Gulf Coast in a day or so,” the update reads.

The system will likely dump heavy rain and blow gusty winds from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle spanning the next 24 to 36 hours.

Three to four inches of rain are expected to fall along the Gulf Coast through Monday night.

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“Showers and thunderstorms are beginning to fire this afternoon across the region,” the National Weather Service New Orleans said in a Facebook post. “Expect heavy downpours with the stronger activity.”

Weather experts predict an active hurricane season this year.

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