The tropics might be about to wake up.
The National Hurricane Center says there’s an 80 percent chance of a tropical depression developing in the Gulf of Mexico in the next five days. The low pressure system is currently inland over Georgia but expected to emerge over water later in the week.
If the system reaches tropical storm strength — with sustained winds of at least 39 miles per hour — it would be named Barry.
- The computer models generally say that the storm won’t have enough time over water to get seriously strong, but it’s too soon to say for sure.
- Either way, some people on the Gulf Coast are going to get a soaking this weekend.
- Does your family have an emergency disaster plan ready to go?