Low Pressure Trough Over Gulf of Mexico Has 70% Chance of Becoming Tropical Cyclone23.5N 87.1W
A trough of low pressure located over the central Gulf of Mexico is producing a large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms and gusty winds mainly on its east side.
Upper-level winds are currently unfavorable for development. However, conditions are forecast to become more conducive later today, and the system could become a tropical depression during the next day or so.
This system has a high chance (70 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves slowly northwestward. Interests along the entire northern Gulf of Mexico coast should monitor the progress of this disturbance.