Likelihood high tropical system will develop in Gulf of Mexico

Impacts on Alamo City remain low

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer , Kaiti Blake - Meteorologist
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SAN ANTONIO - The National Hurricane Center is keeping a close eye on a disturbance in the Caribbean Sea that will travel slowly into the Gulf of Mexico early this week.

The NHC said the disturbance has a 90 percent chance of developing into a named tropical system. Current observations and satellite data have indicated that a broad low pressure area is centered near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system Monday.

While the storm will enter the Gulf of Mexico, meteorologist Kaiti Blake said the likelihood the system has a direct impact on San Antonio is slim. The current forecast calls for sunny, hot conditions to continue unabated through the rest of the week.

Most current data models continue to show the system tracking north into the central Gulf Coast states.

If the system organizes into a tropical storm, it will be called Bret.

There is also another disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean the NHC is keeping tabs on. Continue to stay with Your Weather Authority team as the tropics begin to heat up.


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