Developing disturbance set for north central Gulf of Mexico

Sunday 2nd September 2018

Tropical Disturbance Twenty Nine is moving through the Bahamas and eastern Cuba towards the Florida Straits, headed west-nor'west at 6 knots. This seems to have settled on a track into the northern Gulf of Mexico and may become a tropical depression or tropical storm before making landfall on southeast Louisiana early on Wednesday morning. Regardless of development, this will be a rainmaker for the northern Gulf coast for the coming week.

Disturbance Thirty is around a day east of the Leeward Islands moving west at 18 knots with no sign of development and little expected impact aside from bursts of heavy rain and the odd thunderstorm across the Lesser Antilles today and tomorrow.

Tropical storm FLORENCE is now around 400 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands moving west-nor'west at 10 knots with sustained winds around gale force. A slow ground speed and a patch of warm water will provide some intensification as this continues on this track but will not approach any land areas.

Stormy weather for the east- central Atlantic otherwise stand easy.