National Hurricane Center Increases Chance Of Tropical Storm ‘Alberto’ Forming Into The Gulf Of Mexico

If this disturbance develops into a tropical storm, it will be named Alberto

The odds of Alfredo, the first storm of the 2018 hurricane season, forming this weekend are increasing.

According to the National Hurricane Center there is a 60 percent chance that a tropical depression forms in the Gulf of Mexico within the next five days. 

The National Hurricane Center reported that a broad surface low centered near the coast of northeastern Belize continues to produce a large area of cloudiness and showers extending from the northwestern Caribbean Sea across Cuba and into the Florida Straits.

Little development is expected during the next couple of days due to strong upper-level winds and proximity to the Yucatan Peninsula.

However, environmental conditions are then forecast to become more conducive for development, and a subtropical or tropical depression could form this weekend over the eastern or central Gulf of Mexico.

Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is possible across western Cuba and the Cayman Islands during the next few days, and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast during the weekend.