Hurricane Center Monitoring Activity In The Gulf
The peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season for 2016 happened September 10th. The fact that three potential trouble spots are dotting the waters of the tropical Atlantic are proof that the downhill slide to the end of the season won't happen quickly.
The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring a vigorous tropical wave in the middle of the ocean. This system has an 80% probability of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days. Forecasters do not see this system as a threat to the coastline of the United States.
There are two other much less impressive tropical features that are both within the proximity of the United States coastline. There is a disorganized system that is centered just north of Hispaniola in the Southern Bahamas. This system has been given almost no chance to materialize into a stronger system over the next five days.
The third system should not be anything to be too concerned about either. However, it is a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. That means it's worth watching until it dissipates or moves on shore. Forecasters believe dissipate is the option that is most likely to occur. The system is given an almost zero percent chance of reaching tropical cyclone strength over the next five days.
The current movement of this system in the Gulf of Mexico is generally westward. This would carry the system or remnants of the system across the southern Gulf and into Mexico. It will be a rain producer where ever it happens to move. Fortunately that will not mean additional rain for the Louisiana coastline.