On Eve Of Hurricane Season, Forecasters Watching Area Of Interest

On the eve of the official start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is watching a broad area of low pressure over the Yucatan Peninsula for possible signs of development.

As of Friday, there is a low chance for further development. Forecasters say gradual strengthening is possible as long as the low remains over water and it's expected to move over the southern Bay of Campeche over the weekend.

While the system is not a threat for Louisiana, it will be a rainmaker parts of southern Mexico.

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and will run through November 30. It's expected to be a near-normal season in terms of activity.

Photo: NOAA/National Hurricane Center

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