Tropical development likely in southeast Gulf of Mexico

Published: May. 30, 2022 at 11:09 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2022 at 1:15 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Tropical development is likely in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by this weekend. Development is likely, in part, due to the remnants of Agatha, which became the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Mexico on record in the month of May prior to dissipating Tuesday.


First Alert Meteorologist Rodney Harris has your latest tropical update, following a press conference from FEMA and NOAA on the start of hurricane season.

Where would it go?

The circulation is expected to move east-northeast toward Florida by this weekend, bringing rain to south Florida Friday and Saturday.

GFS forecast model for Friday
GFS forecast model for Friday(WGCL)
European forecast model for Friday
European forecast model for Friday(WGCL)

Hurricane season beings Wednesday

Hurricane season began today in the Atlantic basin, which include the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. An above-average season is forecast, which would mark the seventh-straight season of above-average activity in the Atlantic.