8:40 AM EDT: #Fred has ameliorated the quality into a Tropical Storm over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Warnings will be caused for a portion of the northern Gulf Coast at 11 AM EDT/10 AM CDT
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Disturbance 6 has constructed in the Atlantic Ocean and could enter the southeastern Gulf of Mexico as a tropical Storm by Friday .
Disturbance 6 could become a tropical storm . The next name on the list is Fred.
The National Hurricane Center located the storm about 165 miles ESE of Dominica and 205 miles SE of Guadeloupe. Maximum sustained wind speed were 35mph as of 4 p.m. The storm is observing WNW at 15 mph.
Tropical Storm Watches have been issued for Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Dominican Republic, and Peurto Rico.
The system is expected to move through a portion of the southern Leeward Islands Monday night, pass near or over the U.S. Virgin Islands and Peurto Rico late Tuesday, and near or over Hispanola on Wednesday.
The NHC has given Disturbance 6 a great chance of developing into a tropical storm over the next 48 hours.