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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 PM EDT Thu Jun 17 2021
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Cloudiness and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low
pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico have become a little
better organized today. This system is expected to move generally
northward, and a tropical or subtropical depression is likely to
form over the west-central Gulf of Mexico tonight or early Friday.
A tropical storm warning will likely be required for a portion of
the northern Gulf Coast later this afternoon, and Potential Tropical
Cyclone advisories will likely be initiated on this system at 4 PM
CDT (2100 UTC). An Air Force Reserve Unit reconnaissance aircraft
is en route to investigate the disturbance this afternoon.
Heavy rainfall will continue over portions of Central America and
southern Mexico during the next couple of days. Heavy rains will
also begin to affect portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday.
Please consult products from your local meteorological service for
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.