NHC: Tropical Depression or Storm Possible By Weekend

By on October 16, 2019 in Weather Updates
NHC five-day outlook of the disturbance
(National Hurricane Center)

Daytona Beach, FL – Further development of the National Hurricane Center’s newest invest means one of two things: A tropical depression, or Nestor.

Staff at the NHC in Miami are now monitoring a broad area of low pressure located just offshore of the coast of southern Mexico, in the Bay of Campeche. That system is currently producing bands of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

According to their latest forecast, gradual development is possible, and a
tropical or subtropical cyclone could form late this week, possibly Friday or Saturday, over the western or central Gulf of Mexico while the system is moving generally northeastward.

If the storm were to develop beyond a tropical depression, it would become Nestor, the 14th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Regardless of development, this system could produce gusty winds, rainfall, and rough surf along portions of the northern Gulf Coast Friday and Saturday. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system Thursday afternoon, if necessary.

News Daytona Beach will monitor the tropics and provide updates as soon as they’re available.

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