FROM NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 PM EDT Wed Jul 22 2020
Satellite wind data indicated that a broad low pressure area
has formed in association with the tropical wave over the central
Gulf of Mexico.
However, the accompanying shower and thunderstorm
activity was poorly organized. Conditions appear conducive
for additional development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so as the system moves west- northwestward at about 10 mph.
Interests in the western Gulf of Mexico should monitor the progress of this system, as watches or warnings could be required for portions of the coasts of Texas and Louisiana later today or tonight.
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent.