NHC says 90 percent chance of cyclone in south-central Gulf of Mexico

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 15, 2015 1:05 PM

(Reuters) - A broad area of low pressure over the south-central Gulf of Mexico has a high, or 90 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

"Tropical storm conditions are possible along portions of the middle and upper Texas coast and the western Louisiana coast Monday night and Tuesday," the NHC said.

Upper-level winds are forecast to become more favorable for development while this system moves northwest across the western Gulf of Mexico, the Miami-based weather forecaster added.

(Reporting by Anupam Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)