Disturbance in the Gulf could develop into a tropical depression

ORLANDO, Fla. — There have been no named storms just yet, continuing our slow start to the 2024 hurricane season.


But Severe Weather Center 9′s team of meteorologists is monitoring two areas of interest.

The first is Invest 90L -- the area of low pressure that rolled across Central Florida this past week.

That is now off the coast of the Carolinas.

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“This area is still battling some wind shear and will most likely get absorbed by a front this weekend, taking away any tropical threat,” certified meteorologist Kassandra Crimi said. “Another area we’ll be watching through the weekend is the southwest Gulf of Mexico.”

An area of broad low pressure is expected to develop there.

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It could develop into a tropical depression as early as next week.

Early models indicate that it would slowly drift westward into Mexico, Crimi said.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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