World News

Chance for tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico

Chance for tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico

By the weekend, we should transition to more scattered shower and thunderstorm activity.

The NHC gives the disturbance a 30% chance of tropical formation in the next 48 hours and a 40% chance of tropical formation over the next 5 days.

The one good thing is much needed rain will return to our region, including drought stricken areas in southeast Alabama.

More news: Dominic Thiem [5] v Alexander Zverev [2] | Preview & Prediction — ATP Madrid Final

The WMBF First Alert Weather Team will be constantly fine tuning this forecast, especially on the WMBF First Alert Weather App. This is the same system that will be ramping up our rain chances in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee throughout the week.

There's also a chance that it could become a tropical depression over the next few days, which of course, would be a bit early for the official Atlantic hurricane season that begins on June 1. The peak timing for the wet weather will continue to be during the afternoon and evening.

"A lot of what we saw this weekend will continue for most of the week", said Chris Fisher, a meteorologist with National Weather Service in Miami. So I'm not expecting an all day steady rain, but I would be prepared for possible rainy periods, including a few heavy downpours.