Posted: Sep 13, 2013 7:36 AM by Daniel Phillips
It continues to be another busy day in the tropics despite the fact that there are no systems that are currently threatening the U.S. coastline.
We'll start with Tropical Depression 10 which is the latest storm to develop in the Bay of Campeche. With the lack of any steering winds this system is expected to float around in the Bay for another couple of days before tracking northward to Mexico. Winds on Friday morning were at 35 mph, with gusts reaching as high as 45 mph. Intensification is expected to occur and will likely be Tropical Storm Ingrid by the end of the work week.
Moisture from this system could make it's way to Acadiana which means a slight bump up in our rain chances. That, however, will be the biggest impact felt from the storm here locally.
In the Atlantic Hurricane Humberto continues to chug along, and although it is quickly weakening winds are still strong enough to keep it as a hurricane. Current winds are at 75 mph, Category 1 strength, although it will likely be downgraded to a tropical storm by Friday night.
In the north Atlantic is the little storm that could, Gabrielle, which is now a tropical depression. Gabrielle was downgraded Friday morning from a tropical storm, and is really having a hard time keeping any organization. This system will continue to move toward Canada but will likely be a post tropical low by the time it gets there.
Back in Acadiana the weather is up to its usual tricks. Scattered afternoon showers will be the name of the game for the next several days, so an umbrella might be useful for tailgaters on Saturday. Any rain will be short lived so by no means a wash out, and no reason to cancel any plans.