Hurricane forecasters keeping an eye on Gulf this weekend

6-16 Tropical

6-16 Tropical

Weakening is expected mid-week as the system moves into the Caribbean and runs into more wind shear. Strengthening is likely and there's a 40% chance of the storm being named in the next 2 days.

The disturbance is moving west at 23 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.

In addition, large easterly swells of at least 5 to 6m (16 to 20 ft) are also forecast to accompany the system. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Southern Windward Islands & the coast of Venezuela due to the potential of tropical storm force conditions.

Invest 93, the closer of the two storms, has winds up to 40 miles per hour and is near the Yucatan Peninsula and forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, Gilmore said.

The system is expected to produce heavy rainfall, with up to 10 inches possible in parts of the Panhandle.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center are watching two tropical systems in the Atlantic basin that have a potential to become tropical storms in the next couple of days. But this is not the storm that we are most concerned about here in Central Louisiana. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba.

Hurricane hunters are scheduled to fly through this storm on Monday, if necessary.

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Both areas of disturbance have a high chance of tropical development.

Check the Palm Beach Post storm tracking map.

The Meteorological Office in Trinidad issued bulletin saying the country should begin to experience tropical storm conditions between midnight and 6 am Tuesday.

A tropical cyclone is expected to develop in the Gulf of Mexico at some point this week.

The next name used for this season is "Bret", followed by "Cindy".

A low-pressure system in the Gulf of Honduras now has an increased chance of developing into a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. It's pretty disorganized right now but that will likely change as it makes progress over the Yucatan Peninsula and out into the south or central Gulf of Mexico on Monday.