NOAA gives 'Disturbance 1' 80% chance of development in next 48 hours
Yucatan Peninsula -
We are continuing to keep an eye on an area of low pressure south of the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just updated the outlook on the area.
As of 2 a.m. Monday morning, NOAA says that the disturbance has an 80% chance of cyclone formation in the next 48 hours.
The broad area of low pressure is located near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. NOAA says the low continues to lack a well-defined center of circulation but is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms along with gale force winds.
Gradual development of the system is expected when the area moves over the southern or central Gulf of Mexico later Monday, according to NOAA.
Meteorologist Maclovio Perez says at this time, minimal effects from this system are expected in Texas.
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft will investigate the system later Monday if necessary.
NOAA gives the system a 90% chance of formation through the next five days.
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