TROPICAL UPDATE DAY #97 - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2


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Several things to talk about in the Atlantic Basin today.

Tropical Depression Gabrielle...located about 30 miles SSW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and is moving toward the northwest at 9 mph. Maximum sustained winds are down to 30 mph, hence the downgrade from tropical storm status. Dry air and increasing wind shear are taking their toll on Gabrielle and there is a chance it may degenerate into a remnant low by Friday.

Disturbance a broad area of low pressure about 150 miles east of Tampico, Mexico and is moving to the west-northwest. Interest in 99-L increased today as the system became better organized. This system is expected to continue moving WNW and move into Mexico on Friday. There is a chance it could develop into a topical cyclone before it makes landfall.

Neither Gabrielle nor 99-L are expected to have any influence on the weather here in central Louisiana.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin, no systems are showing potential for development in the near-term.

I'll update again Friday.

Tom Konvicka


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