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Tropical wave drenching Mexico’s Yucatan coast, making way to US

Last updated on March 6, 2018

A tropical wave that continues to dominate the Mexican Caribbean could make its way into the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring the tropical wave, Invest 91L, which is located in the northwest Caribbean, southeast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

The wave is expected to cross the Yucatan and enter the southwest Gulf sometime Sunday.

Once there, the hurricane center says the wave could find a favorable environment for development, but as of Saturday morning they estimate a 30 percent chance of the storm developing into a tropical depression.

The hurricane center said that due to an area of low pressure that has formed at the surface, showers and storms have intensified in the region.

The tropical wave is expected to make its way northeastward toward the Texas and Louisiana coastlines.

Last month, NOAA predicted a quiet hurricane season for the Atlantic, partly due to El Nino. They say that this season outlook shows a 70 percent chance of six to 11 named storms, three to six hurricanes and zero to two major hurricanes. On average, the Atlantic region has 12 named tropical storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes.


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