28th Tropical Depression Of Season Forms In Caribbean, On Track For Gulf

Yet another tropical system is heading towards the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center said Saturday that the 28th tropical depression of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season had form in the Caribbean Sea.

It's expected to strengthen into a tropical storm on Sunday, which would be named Zeta and could reach hurricane strength on Tuesday over the southern Gulf of Mexico.

"Across portions of central and western Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, the northeast Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, southern Florida and the Florida Keys, storm total rainfall of 4 to 8 inches with local amounts of 12 inches are possible through Wednesday," said the NHC.

A large part of the north-central Gulf of Mexico is within days 4 and 5 of the initial cone, but it's too soon to say what direct impacts Louisiana will see from the soon-to-be Zeta.

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