As the month of June starts with a tropical system forming in the Gulf, experts are getting primed for the start of hurricane season. Hurricane Hunters, a specialized team that flies into hurricanes to collect data, have been preparing for the season ahead.
Meanwhile, in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Depression Two has formed and is expected to bring heavy rain and winds to the region. Another tropical wave, Invest 91-L, has also formed in the Gulf and is expected to make landfall in Florida, bringing more rain to the already saturated state.
But the Gulf is not the only region seeing tropical activity. Tropical Depression or Storm Arlene is likely to form as soon as Thursday afternoon, according to FOX Weather. If named, Arlene would be the first named storm of the 2021 hurricane season.
As meteorologists predict a potentially active hurricane season, with more storms than average, it’s important to stay informed and prepared. Officials are urging residents in hurricane-prone areas to have emergency plans in place and stock up on necessary supplies, such as food, water, and medication, in case of a severe weather event.