Tracking the Tropics: “Nestor” likely to form in Gulf of Mexico

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UPDATE: Forecasts are being issued for “Potential Tropical Storm #16” including tropical storm warnings for Louisiana and Alabama. Read the latest forecast on the storm here: Potential Tropical Storm #16 Forms in Gulf of Mexico.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The National Hurricane Center says there is now a high 80% chance for a tropical depression or storm to form in the Gulf of Mexico. The likely timeline of any tropical development would be over the next day or two. If named, it would be “Nestor,” the next name on the list.

Increased rain chances for South Mississippi possibly by Saturday morning thanks to

Storm Team 12 forecasts that if it even develops, the storm will remain only a weak tropical storm and stay to our south. Any impacts for Central Mississippi would likely be limited to scattered showers for the upcoming weekend. Gusty winds and heavy rainfall could be possible along the Gulf Coast from Mississippi through Alabama and over to the Florida panhandle.

For the full details, watch the latest Storm Team 12 forecast here.

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