Hurricane Ingrid forms in the Gulf of Mexico - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Hurricane Ingrid forms in the Gulf of Mexico

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Hurricane Ingrid has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. It is currently located in the Bay of Campeche and is expected to head NW into the coast of Mexico. Thankfully, an upper level ridge of high pressure is blocking this storm from potentially coming up toward the northern gulf coast. The clockwise motion around this high pressure will steer this toward Mexico. Conditions look favorable for some increase in intensity. At the moment, no coastal zones of the United States are under hurricane or tropical storm watches or warnings. I do not expect this to influence Louisiana but we will keep watch over this system as it develops.

Currently, Humberto is considered post-tropical by the National Hurricane Center. This means the system is not characteristic of a warm tropical system. Forecasts are calling for it to intensify into a hurricane again possibly. Regardless. This will likely not be a threat to the gulf either.

For a continued look into the tropics, follow the link below to the First Alert Hurricane Center.



Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux

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