A week and a half before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is currently monitoring two disturbances, one of which is already in the Gulf of Mexico.

The NHC announced the 2021 hurricane season would not be as active as the 2021 season, but it looks like no one told Mother Nature as two disturbances are active in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Treat to Texas and Louisiana

The low-pressure disturbance out in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda will not be a threat to Louisiana. However, the area of disorganized thunderstorms in the Gulf of Mexico will bring more heavy rains and thunderstorms to Texas and Louisiana.

Gulf of Mexico Disturbance

Forecasters give the disturbance in the Gulf a 20% chance of any formation and as of now, the forecast calls for the disturbance to make its way inland Friday evening (May 28, 2021).

The NHC is warning Texas and Louisiana to be vigilant in monitoring the progress of this disturbance as both Texas and Louisiana's grounds, bayous, rivers, streams and flood protection systems are already at capacity with the recent rainfall.

The Atlantic Ocean Disturbance

Forecasters with the NHC are giving this system an 80% probability of becoming a tropical cyclone. Should the system strengthen as forecast and earn a name it would be called Ana.

The official 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

2021 Storm Names (Respectively)

  • Ana
  • Bill
  • Claudette
  • Danny
  • Elsa
  • Fred
  • Grace
  • Henri
  • Ida
  • Julian
  • Kate
  • Larry
  • Mindy
  • Nicholas
  • Odette
  • Peter
  • Rose
  • Sam
  • Teresa
  • Victor
  • Wanda

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