Remnants of Hurricane Agatha Could Reorganize in Gulf, Become First Named Storm ‘Alex’ of Atlantic Hurricane Season
By Space Coast Daily // May 30, 2022
hurricane season begins on June 1
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center is monitoring Hurricane Agatha set to make landfall this afternoon in Mexico. After landfall, the system is expected to move over the southern part of Mexico, where it will then enter the Gulf of Mexico near the Yucatan Peninsula.
Forecasters are keeping an eye on this disturbance due to the potential for remnants of Hurricane Agatha holding together over land, reorganize in the Gulf and become the first named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Should the system develop after entering the Gulf, it would be named ‘Alex’.
Currently, the system has about a 40-percent chance at developing into tropical cyclone in the next five days after it moves over Mexico where it is expected to weaken over land, but then reorganize again to a strong Tropical Storm in the Gulf.
Once in the Gulf, most weather models have the system moving out to the Atlantic Ocean after potentially impacting South Florida.
Hurricane season officially kicks off on June 1.