Ernesto Making Second Landfall/Gordon Forming Soon | News
Ernesto is about to make its second landfall in Mexico. It first hit land early Wednesday near Chetumal, Mexico in the Yucatan peninsula. It weakened over land to a tropical depression then moved back over water in the Bay of Campeche. It continues with 60mph max winds today as it moves inland again near Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. It will cause heavy rain and wind for that part of Mexico.
Check out the map to see the other areas we are monitoring in the Atlantic basin. The one that is most likely to become "Gordon" is #1 on the map. It has a 70% chance to become a tropical depression within the next 36-48 hours. The computer model plots are still all over the place with the future of this one. Some models take it to the Caribbean and eventually the Gulf, others take it out into the Atlantic, away from land.
The other disturbance is #2 on the map. This is what is left of Tropical Storm Florence. It doesn't have much of a chance of survival.
Here is the latest from the National Hurricane Center on the systems:1. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED ABOUT 1050 MILES WEST OF THE SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS CONTINUE TO SHOW LITTLE CHANGE IN ORGANIZATION. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS APPEAR CONDUCIVE FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION COULD FORM OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...70 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT ABOUT 15 MPH.
2. A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH...THE REMNANTS OF FLORENCE...IS LOCATED A FEW HUNDRED MILES NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...AND IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE CONDUCIVE FOR REDEVELOPMENT. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...NEAR 0 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE AGAIN DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES NORTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 20 MPH.