Tropical Storm Gamma to stay in the southern Gulf through next week

Weather

Tropical Storm Gamma slowly strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend: not moving far from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula through Monday.

As of now, we do not expect any impact at all to the beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida through the upcoming weekend or next week.

You can track the storm here, with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19!

Another storm developing soon?

We’ve already used Alpha, Beta, and now Gamma, but we’ve got a long way to go as it’s still 57 days until the end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

There’s another storm potentially developing in the Caribbean in coming days; the National Hurricane Center places a 40% probability of development on that tropical wave through early next week.

The next named system would be Delta:

  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gamma
  • Delta
  • Epsilon
  • Zeta
  • Eta
  • Theta
  • Iota
  • Kappa
  • Lambda
  • Mu
  • Nu
  • Xi
  • Omicron
  • Pi
  • Rho
  • Sigma
  • Tau
  • Upsilon
  • Phi
  • Chi
  • Psi
  • Omega

Typically, a system in this area would track toward Florida and then into the Atlantic; however, there are mixed signals in model guidance that could send it west or even north. It’s something to watch in coming days, but if you have plans to go to Alabama’s Gulf Coast as the beaches reopen this weekend, there are no worries of bad weather for this Saturday and Sunday.

Looking for the rest of the forecast? It’s always online at WHNT.com/Weather and in the “Daily Forecast” section on Live Alert 19!

-Jason
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