Potential Gordon to Loom in Gulf Next Week

The NHC has deemed our disturbance in the Caribbean Potential Tropical Cyclone 7, and it has its eyes set on the Gulf Coast. While this tropical system is by no means expected to become a monster hurricane, it does have the potential to develop into a weak tropical storm.

The best case scenario would be that this disturbance does not even get named, and would remain a depression. This means just a stiff wind for the LA and MS coasts with torrential rains. Flooding would be the biggest impact.

The worst case scenario would be a strong tropical storm named Gordon. This scenario would bring potential tropical storm conditions to New Orleans or perhaps east into Mississippi.

Current storm forecast trajectories are in good agreement for a LA/MS strike. However, as of now, this looks NOTHING like Katrina. In fact, we are not seeing a strong storm at all, unless rapid intensification occurs, which is possible, so stay with us!

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!