The National Hurricane Center has just determined that the area of low pressure out in the Atlantic is now a tropical depression. This was the red hatched area I talked about in this morning’s blog. The path is a bit concerning, as you can see below. If you or someone you know has Gulf Coast beach plans next week, they need to be aware of this. Keep in mind that this path will likely change in future forecasts, but this is certainly raises many eyebrows tonight. It is far too early to tell what this means for the plateau, but with this forecast track, it’s something I’ll have to watch closely.
I’ll have much more on this in the morning blog!