Friday morning, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center began tracking a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico.
It’s still too early to tell if this disturbance will be a threat to Louisiana, but as of today, forecasters are giving this system a 20% chance of developing into a Tropical Depression within five days.
A low-pressure system is expected to form early next week over the Bay of Campeche and the SW Gulf of Mexico. Slow development is possible, as the system drifts northwest.
KFLY Meteorologist Trevor Sonnier had this to say via Facebook,
Models starting to hint at some sort of tropical development in the southwestern Gulf/Bay of Campeche in about 5-6 days. Thereafter, a slow drift to the north or northwest is shown. Now that possible development is within six days, it’s worth watching! Models do not show anything particularly strong developing as any tropical formation will be of the monsoonal variety, meaning a large and probably disorganized system. Nonetheless, this feature, whatever becomes of it, could increase rain chances across the area late next week and into next weekend. We’ll continue to monitor!
“Bill” is the name for the next named storm in 2021