Chance of formation in Gulf of Mexico from Hurricane Agatha upgraded to 40 percent

Remnants of Hurricane Agatha
Remnants of Hurricane Agatha

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday that the chance for another storm development from the remnants of Hurricane Agatha is now from 30 percent to 40 percent during the next five days.

There is no threat of a hurricane in Sebastian, Florida. But our local weather may be impacted this week from the remnants from Hurricane Agatha.

The NHC says Hurricane Agatha is currently a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 110mph, just below the 111 mph threshold for a Category 3 storm. Hurricane Agatha is currently moving northeast at 1 mph, just 65 miles southwest of Mexico’s coast.

“Some gradual development is possible within this system in the far southwest Gulf of Mexico around mid-week or in the northwest Caribbean by the latter part of this week as it drifts eastward or northeastward,” NHC said in a statement.

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As Sebastian Daily reported last night, Agatha will dissipate by Wednesday morning before it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. After that, an area of low pressure carrying the hurricane’s remnants will merge where it could gradually develop and drift eastward for Florida.

Forecasters say that if Agatha crosses over into the Gulf of Mexico, it will keep its storm name. But, if the hurricane dissipates and reforms, it will be called “Alex.” 

Sebastian Daily will continue to keep you updated.

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