As a broad area of low pressure continues to inch towards the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center continues to warn of a high chance of tropical development.
Invest 92L has an 80% chance of further development over the next five days anywhere along the northern Gulf Coast.
Uncertainty reigns over the storm's future strength and direction with computer models having no real area of circulation to focus on and shifting environmental features that will ultimately determine what steers the system after it enters the Gulf.
"Regardless of whether or not a tropical cyclone forms, this system has the potential to produce heavy rainfall along portions of the northern and eastern U.S. Gulf Coast later this week," the NHC said Tuesday morning.
If the system reaches tropical storm strength, it would be named Barry.