What started as an area of showers and thunderstorms in the Caribbean Sea might be known as Debby by the time the week end is over. The National Hurricane Center has officially classified this area of bad weather as a disturbance. That means hurricane hunter aircraft will begin to investigate the system and start looking for a closed circulation which would indicate a strengthening tropical cyclone.
As of 5am the Hurricane Center has given this system a 70% probability to become a tropical cyclone by the end of the weekend. The current forecast models are in general agreement that there will be at least a tropical depression but the exact track of the storm remains in question. Many of the reliable tropical models forecast the system to move into the central Gulf of Mexico and remain there for several days. Naturally forecast models are simply put, the best guess based on available information. Stay tuned to 97.3 The Dawg for the latest information throughout the weekend.