(news-press.com) - The National Hurricane Center says an area of low pressure over the Yucatan Peninsula has a high chance of becoming the Atlantic's next tropical cyclone.
Satellite and radar data from Mexico show that cloudiness and showers have become better concentrated near the center of the area, which is expected to move west-northwestward and emerge over the Bay of Campeche later today. Conditions there are prime for additional development over the next day or two.
Forecasters say the system has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone.
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The disturbance will likely spread heavy rains over portions of Eastern Mexico, already drenched from the impact of Ingrid, and could cause life-threatening floods and mudslides.
Some of the moisture from the disturbance is expected to affect part of Southwest Florida as its rain bands move north.
Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Humberto continues heading deep into the north Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
Humberto is expected to turn northward later today and won't affect any land.