Disturbance in Bay of Campeche upgraded to medium chance of developing

(Courtesy: National Weather Service)

There’s a 40 percent chance of a tropical cyclone development in the Bay of Campeche in the next five days, the National Weather Service in Brownsville reported Saturday afternoon. 

“A tropical depression could form by the middle of next week as it continues to drift over the southwestern Gulf,” according to the NWS’ post on Facebook

With formation chances low through 48 hours and medium through five days, the center says uncertainty remains high for local impacts at this time. 

Previously, weather meteorologists reported on Friday there was a low chance of tropical cyclone development in the Bay of Campeche. 

At the time, the NWS reminded residents of the following:

>> Remember that we are now within the official Atlantic Hurricane season, which started on June 1.

>> Check your family’s hurricane plan.

>> Take advantage of the favorable (though hot) weather this weekend to complete activities such as clearing debris from drainage ditches and checking roof tiles or shingles.