Hurricane Hunters to look at tropical disturbance in southern Gulf today

James Marshall
June 4, 2019

This forecast image from the US National Hurricane Center shows the position and track of the potential cyclone as of Sunday morning.

South Mississippi could see some rain this week from a tropical disturbance now stewing in the Bay of Campeche.

However, an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft that was scheduled to take a closer look at the system was canceled on Sunday and rescheduled for Monday afternoon - if necessary, forecasters said.

The NHC says it could become a tropical cyclone before it moves inland into Mexico early in the week.

It's a good reminder the hurricane season is upon us and while the rain is desperately needed around here lately, we all know how tropical weather can go from a decent rain storm to something more serious rather quickly. Should the system remain offshore, there is a higher chance of it developing into a tropical storm. The disturbance is expected to continue on a northwest path towards eastern Mexico.

The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins today.

The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on Saturday and will last until November 30.

The National Hurricane Center has given the disturbance a 60% chance of development in the next two days and for the next five days.

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