Disturbance In Gulf Not Likely To Become Tropical Storm

(UPDATE 2:30 p.m. Monday)    Forecasters now say that weather disturbance has little or no chance of becoming a tropical storm.


A hurricane hunting airplane is looking at a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico.

Meantime, National Weather Service forecasters now say the disturbance has an 80 percent chance of becoming Tropical Storm Bill.

The system is near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and is moving northwest toward the coast of Texas.

The storm’s primary characteristic will be rain—up to 15 inches in some spots inland.

On the Texas coast, rip currents and high seas will be the rule.