Today is the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. We’ve already had two named storms this year, and it looks highly likely that a third will develop in the Bay of Campeche in the next five days as the remnants of Eastern Pacific TS Amanda regroup there. It is expected to be designated as Tropical Depression 3 at 5 pm on Monday. If it does become a named storm, it would be called Cristobal. The early model forecasts for potential paths of Cristobal show that it is likely to move north and affect the western Gulf of Mexico but is not likely at this time to move over the Southeast. However, it’s a long way out so all of you should keep an eye out for changes to the track as the storm develops and starts to move. June storms often feel weak steering currents, so path predictions are not always accurate, especially so far out. I will also post updates here as needed.