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Tropical disturbance no longer likely to develop into storm, according to hurricane forecasters

Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.
Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane forecasters are continuing to track a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, but the chances of it forming have decreased from 30% to 0%.

As of Thursday morning, rain and shower activity is limited to a tropical wave located between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles. Forecasters said development of this system isn’t expected because of unfavorable environmental conditions. The system is expected to move west and northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the Atlantic.

There are no other disturbances currently in the Gulf.

As Louisiana enters peak hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted earlier this summer that 2022 will be the seventh above-average hurricane season in a row.

Check out WWNO’s previous coverage to get prepared before a storm happens:

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This story has been updated to include the latest information from the National Hurricane Center as of Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Kezia Setyawan is a coastal reporter for WWNO and WRKF and is based out of Houma.

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