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Weather Blog: Keeping an eye on tropical wave in Caribbean this weekend

by David Paul

khou.com

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:48 AM

This is a weekend that you need to stay informed about what may or may not develop in the tropics.  The tropical wave we’ve been watching now for two weeks may be showing signs that it wants to develop as it moves into the northwest Caribbean now and the Gulf of Mexico next week.

The wave itself still looks a bit ragged on satellite, but a hurricane hunter is headed to the area and we will know much more about its structure by Friday afternoon. 

At 11 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service said the low-pressure area was still showing signs of organization.

Shower activity grew a little more concentrated, and surface pressures were falling.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the system is likely to become a tropical depression before it reaches the Yucatan Peninsula in a few days – specifically, there’s a 70-percent chance of it developing in the next 48 hours.

Please check in with Mario Saturday and Sunday to get the latest updates so IF something forms and heads our way, it won’t catch you off guard.

 

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