Tropical Depression Twenty-Eight forms in Caribbean, moving into Gulf next week – WDSU New Orleans

Yet another tropical system threatens to move into the Gulf of Mexico this hurricane season.Tropical Depression Twenty-Eight has formed in the Caribbean Sea Saturday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.The system is expected to move slowly near western Cuba and the Yucatan on Monday and pick up speed as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and eventually makes a turn to the north.The turn to the north will be dependent on an approaching cold front, so there is a lot of uncertainty regarding the timing, track and potential impacts along the Gulf Coast.It is forecast to become a tropical storm on Sunday and a hurricane by Tuesday before weakening as it approaches the northern Gulf coast Wednesday.The next name is Zeta, and would be the 27th named storm of the season.The only other time we reached the 27th named storm was the 2005 hurricane season, when Epsilon formed on Nov. 29, 2005.Stay with WDSU for updates.

Yet another tropical system threatens to move into the Gulf of Mexico this hurricane season.

Tropical Depression Twenty-Eight has formed in the Caribbean Sea Saturday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Twenty-Eight

The system is expected to move slowly near western Cuba and the Yucatan on Monday and pick up speed as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and eventually makes a turn to the north.

The turn to the north will be dependent on an approaching cold front, so there is a lot of uncertainty regarding the timing, track and potential impacts along the Gulf Coast.

It is forecast to become a tropical storm on Sunday and a hurricane by Tuesday before weakening as it approaches the northern Gulf coast Wednesday.

The next name is Zeta, and would be the 27th named storm of the season.

The only other time we reached the 27th named storm was the 2005 hurricane season, when Epsilon formed on Nov. 29, 2005.

Stay with WDSU for updates.