Hereis an update on the tropics.
Changesfrom previous update:
· The chanceof development in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico over the next 5 days hasincreased to 60%.
Thereis a LOW (20%) chance of tropicalcyclone development over the next 2 days.
Thereis a MEDIUM (50%) chance of tropicalcyclone development over the next 5 days.
· This system couldimpact the northern Gulf Coast region late next week, and although there is highuncertainty on any specific impacts this far out, the greatest concern at thispoint is heavy rainfall.
· Now is the time toreview preparedness plans since we are only in the beginning of hurricaneseason.