This time early in Hurricane Season is when we start to see the Gulf of Mexico begin making its own storms, with a possible development next week.

Meteorologist Zack Fradella has been specializing in Gulf weather prediction for years. Right now, the National Hurricane Center is watching the Bay of Campeche with a weather pattern that has a 20% chance of development over the next five days. All global models suggest at least a Tropical Storm to form.

Here's what Zack had to say about the developing weather in the Gulf:

I've been seeing a lot of the Gulf weather groups starting to get active on Facebook, and most of them are showing future casts of a storm heading for SWLA, but Zack cautioned us by saying not to let the random models being posted to social media scare us, and to remember meteorology over modelology.

We have a great weather team here in SWLA at KPLC. I was impressed with Ben Terry during the whole Hurricane Laura build up. He was accurate with his forecasts, and he stuck to the facts instead of trying to create a sensational newscast. Every thing he predicted came true.

Be prepared this season. Have a plan, watch the Gulf, and keep it tuned to our radio station, website, and mobile app for all the latest developments in the Gulf.

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