SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN – The second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to form this week in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to Crown Weather, “I fully expect to see Tropical Storm Barry develop in the northern Gulf of Mexico by about Wednesday or Thursday. In addition, this system is expected to impact the Gulf Coast including possibly the upper Texas coast, coastal Louisiana, coastal Mississippi, coastal Alabama and possibly parts of the Florida Panhandle with squalls of heavy rain & gusty winds. It should be noted that the threat from this system has increased for southeast Texas, the upper Texas coast and the Louisiana coast since yesterday.
“A trough of low pressure, designated Invest 92-L by the National Hurricane Center, is currently located from central Alabama into central Georgia. Analysis indicates that there is a strong amount of spin associated with this system and it is moving nearly due south this morning.
“I do think that it will enter the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, Florida this evening and then begin to develop as we get into Tuesday and Wednesday. There is a very low amount of wind shear across much of the Gulf of Mexico and it appears that Invest 92-L will likely be able to strengthen within this favorable environment.”
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