Rainmaker in the north eastern Gulf of Mexico

Monday 8th August 2016

Disturbance twenty two is currently a weak surface trough that is expected to linger for much of the week in the north-eastern Gulf of Mexico. This is going to be a huge rainmaker from New Orleans through southern Alabama to north central Florida, up to ten inches in places with squalls offshore in the far north eastern Gulf. The low that moved into Florida from this trough has dissipated and the chances of a secondary low forming have now decreased.

Disturbance twenty one is centred around 400 miles north east of the Bahamas and headed north-nor'west at 14 knots and still reducing ground speed. This is expected to turn more to the north, which will result in it moving between the eastern seaboard and Bermuda in two to three days time. The disturbance remains very poorly organised and development is not expected.

Stand by for very heavy rainfall in the north eastern Gulf of Mexico.