Tropical system could impact the Gulf of Mexico next week

As of Wednesday, there are now five tropical systems being tracked in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Fiona has strengthened to a Category 4 storm. While it is forecast to stay away from the southeast United States, it is expected to impact the Georgia and South Carolina coastline later this week. Meanwhile, a system behind it now has a 90% chance of development in the coming days, and may track into the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall. Your Local ForecastGeorgia, South Carolina Hurricane Guide: What you need to know for the 2022 storm seasonDownload the WJCL Weather App That system, INVEST 98-L, is forecast to move into the eastern Caribbean and organize as it moves over the very warm water. There is a high probability that the storm will be named later this week. The next named storm will be Hermine. Several computer models track the storm northwest and then north into the Gulf of Mexico next week. A track into the gulf could impact our viewing area. Any track into the eastern Gulf of Mexico is still 7+ days out, so we will monitor the latest trends. Below is the current forecast hot spot or most likely track for next week. Below are the latest spaghetti models for the system. The 7th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed on Tuesday. Tropical Storm Gaston is located in the North Atlantic. Gaston is a ‘fish storm’ and is not expected to impact any land. Make sure to check back for updates on the system that may reach the Gulf of Mexico! For the latest weather information and the area’s certified most accurate forecast and only 10 days forecast watch WJCL 22 News or check the free WJCL 22 News App. You can get weather updates anytime on social media…take a moment to follow my Facebook page here and Twitter here.Jeremy NelsonWJCL 22 Chief Meteorologist

As of Wednesday, there are now five tropical systems being tracked in the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Fiona has strengthened to a Category 4 storm. While it is forecast to stay away from the southeast United States, it is expected to impact the Georgia and South Carolina coastline later this week.

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Meanwhile, a system behind it now has a 90% chance of development in the coming days, and may track into the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall.

That system, INVEST 98-L, is forecast to move into the eastern Caribbean and organize as it moves over the very warm water. There is a high probability that the storm will be named later this week. The next named storm will be Hermine. Several computer models track the storm northwest and then north into the Gulf of Mexico next week. A track into the gulf could impact our viewing area.

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Any track into the eastern Gulf of Mexico is still 7+ days out, so we will monitor the latest trends. Below is the current forecast hot spot or most likely track for next week.

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Below are the latest spaghetti models for the system.

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The 7th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed on Tuesday. Tropical Storm Gaston is located in the North Atlantic. Gaston is a ‘fish storm’ and is not expected to impact any land.

Make sure to check back for updates on the system that may reach the Gulf of Mexico!

For the latest weather information and the area’s certified most accurate forecast and only 10 day forecast watch WJCL 22 News or check the free WJCL 22 News App. You can get weather updates anytime on social media…take a moment to follow my Facebook page TIMES and Twitter TIMES.

Jeremy Nelson

WJCL 22 Chief Meteorologist

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