MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A tropical wave is heading towards the western Gulf of Mexico and is likely to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm by the end of this weekend. Conditions are favorable for development with most models taking the storm to Texas and staying in the western Gulf. As of right now models are trending that way but we will still see a surge of moisture and higher rain chances starting out this week.
Another disturbance over the western coast of Africa has a 50% chance of forming out in the eastern Atlantic. There is currently no threat to the United States. A third wave emerging off the coast of Africa has a medium chance of development as well. A fourth area of low pressure in the tropical Atlantic has a low chance for development as well. Finally, a fifth area that we are watching in the northeastern Atlantic has a low chance and will not impact the United States. We will continue to watch these as well and keep you updated!