Tuesday Morning Gulf Storm Update

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 7:58am

A BROAD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED SHOWER ACTIVITY. THE LOW IS FORECAST TO MOVE SOUTHWARD TO SOUTHWESTWARD AND EMERGE OVER THE NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO LATER TODAY. ONCE THE SYSTEM IS OVER WATER, ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CONDUCIVE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION, AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION IS LIKELY TO DEVELOP BY LATE WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY WHILE THE SYSTEM MOVES WESTWARD ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT A TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMS, THIS SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL ALONG PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN U.S. GULF COAST LATER THIS WEEK.

BY LATE THURSDAY THE LOW WILL BE JUST OFF THE COAST OF LOUISIANA AND WILL LIKELY BE A TROPICAL DEPRESSION. THIS SYSTEM WILL HAVE A LARGE PLUME OF MOISTURE PULLING FORM THE GULF AND SPREADING IT OUT ALONG THE EAST COAST. HERE IN THE COUNTY WE COULD SEE AROUND AN INCH AND A QUARTER OF RAINFALL BY MIDNIGHT SATURDAY 

 

 

I WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS SYSTEM AS A SHIFT TO THE WEST REDUCES OUR RAINFALL POTENTIAL WHILE A SHIFT TO THE EAST INCREASES THE AMOUNT OF RAINFALL WE COULD SEE AROUND THE COUNTY BY THE END OF THE WORK WEEK. CHECK BACK ON THE WEBSITE AS WELL AS ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION. AS ALWAYS THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING ROWAN COUNTY WEATHER!

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