Another Gulf storm? Hurricane center says there’s a low chance


There’s a chance a tropical depression or storm could develop in the Gulf of Mexico later this week — but it’s a low chance as of Monday afternoon.

Speculation has been brewing for days about an area of disturbed weather evolving in the Caribbean and moving into the Gulf later this week, possibly toward Texas or Louisiana.

However, that is far from certain as of Monday.

The National Hurricane Center said the chances of a tropical depression forming over the next five days were low — 20 percent.

The disturbance was expected to move close to or over parts of Central America and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula during that time.

However, forecasters said conditions could be a bit more favorable for it to develop when and if it gets into the southwestern Gulf by the end of the week.

As of…

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