We are just getting into the 2021 hurricane season and already weather watchers have an eye on the Gulf. They are looking for the development of a tropical storm that could be poised to head to the bayou state.
From the Weather Service office in New Orleans: Still watching the tropics. Lots of rain possible by the end of the week.
The Shreveport office added, “Disorganized showers and thunderstorms continue over the Bay of Campeche and southern Mexico in association with a broad low pressure area. This system is expected to move little during the next day or two, and any development should be slow to occur during that time period.
“The disturbance should begin to move northward by Thursday, and a tropical depression is likely to form late in the week when the low moves across the central or northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
“Regardless of development, heavy rainfall will continue over portions of Central America and southern Mexico during the next several days. Heavy rains could also begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday.”
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is warning residents to be prepared. Edwards said, “As we keep an eye out on a possible tropical development in the Gulf, now is the time to make sure you have a game plan in place this hurricane season. Visit getagameplan.org for info on how to be prepared and keep up to date on activity in the Gulf.”