NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An area of low pressure in the southern Gulf of Mexico is being watched for tropical development.
With an upper low to our west creating shear, this tropical system won't have much of a chance to strengthen and will likely stay to our east.
The National Hurricane Center may send an Air Force Reconnaissance aircraft into the southern Gulf if necessary.
The system is located about 300 miles west of Key West and is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms that extends from western Cuba northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Officials with the National Hurricane Center give the disturbance a 30 percent chance of development over the next five days.