The National Hurricane Center is now issuing advisories and forecast cones on the weather system we’ve been tracking for several days over the northern Gulf of Mexico. As of 11 a.m. this morning, the system is still fairly weak with winds less than 30 mph. Its proximity to land is anticipated to strengthen and the impact to the northern Gulf of Mexico is the reason why the NHC is issuing alerts on the system.
The official forecast from this system (technically named for now Potential Tropical Cyclone Two) has the system sliding west-southwest in the short term forecast before strengthening into a tropical storm by Thursday night.