90% chance of tropical weather in the Gulf this week

An area of disturbed weather on the west coast of the Yucatan peninsula is slowly getting better organized, the National Hurricane Center said this afternoon.

As expected with a messy low, models show very different forecasts for Invest 93 currently over Yucatan. It is expected to drift to the Bay of Campeche tonight & could become a depression or storm. We'll watch it this week. @WWLTV #beon4 pic.twitter.com/8q2tLA8PYO

— Alexandra Cranford WWL-TV (@alexandracranfo) June 1, 2020  

"Satellite imagery and radar observations from Mexico show that the area of disturbed weather centered near the west coast of the Yucatan peninsula is gradually becoming better organized," said hurricane center forecaster Daniel Brown. 

2pm 6/1: The disturbance near the Yucatan peninsula is gradually becoming better organized. Interests along the coast of the Bay of Campeche should monitor this system as tropical storm watches or warnings could be required later today or tonight. More: https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/UlIr3ShFt5

— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) June 1, 2020  

The disturbance is moving west-northwestward and could become a depression or tropical storm later tonight or tomorrow.

"The system is then forecast to drift westward or west-southwestward over the southern Bay of Campeche through the middle of the week," said Brown.

The hurricane center believes this system has a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm over the next 48 hours.