System in the Gulf of Mexico now likely to become a depression by end of the week

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new developments of the storm

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UPDATE 6/16 — 7 A.M.: Tropical Storm Bill remains but is expected to be a short-lived storm as it moves towards the northeast, away from the United States coastline. The area of low pressure in the Bay of Campeche will linger for a couple of days before moving northward by Thursday, where it could become a tropical depression.

The chance of rainfall for the Rio Grande Valley depends on how close along the coast the system gets.


HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO)—The 2021 Hurricane Season started a few weeks ago and there continues to be a high chance of a tropical depression forming in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Thunderstorms have been building over the past several days bringing thunderstorms to Mexico. The disturbance currently has a 70% chance of developing in the next two days and a 90% chance of developing in the next 5 days.

Models are in disagreement of where this storm could move to.

A few models have it moving south through Mexico, with a few heading north and towards the Texas/Louisiana border.

A clearer understanding of the storm and its track should be possible by the middle of the week.

If the storm does head north along the coast, it could bring showers to the coastal areas of the Rio Grande Valley.

If it tracks northeastward or towards the south, expect no rain and temperatures to soar into the 100s again.

Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th with an above active season expected.

For the latest on the hurricane season and how to prepare, click below:

Hurricane Special: Get ready for what is expected

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