Invest 95L is likely to turn into a tropical depression in the next few days and will enter the Gulf of Mexico next week.
NEW ORLEANS – Invest 95L in the western Caribbean is getting much better organized and a tropical depression is likely to form in the next few days. The forecast shows that it will move to the northwest to western Cuba and then to the southeast Gulf of Mexico at the beginning of next week. Forecast models are showing some development and are moving in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
At the moment it is too early to say where it will go, but there will be a strong cold front across the Gulf by the end of next week. This might divert it east from Louisiana, but the timing has to be right. Needless to say, we’ll be watching closely how this plays out over the weekend and over the next week. If it affects the area, it would be the middle of next week.
Hurricane Epsilon is battling wind shear and cooler water temperatures today. This will weaken it further, but it will remain a hurricane today if it moves north and passes just under 200 miles east of Bermuda. Then on Saturday it turns northeast and goes as a strong non-tropical low into the North Atlantic.
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