The National Hurricane Center said it was monitoring a band of storms in the Caribbean for possible tropical development.
The NHC said Thursday that the system has a 70% chance of becoming a tropical depression by Saturday and a 90% chance of becoming a tropical depression by early next week.
The NHC said the storm is moving into an area more favorable for development. The system is off the coast of Venezuela. Most are expected in the northwest.
There are forecast models showing the storm entering the Gulf of Mexico next week. Models show that a potential hurricane could make landfall on the US Gulf Coast.
The National Hurricane Center, however, usually only issues forecasts out to five days. Forecasts within five days, the National Hurricane Center, can be unreliable.
NHC Acting Director Jamie Rohm said Wednesday that it is “too early” to predict the potential impact on the US.
“Until the system is formed, until the low-level system is formed, we won’t be able to say with certainty the impact on the United States,” Rhode said.
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