The first hurricane of the season has formed in the Eastern Pacific. We start with the letter “A” and Agatha is the first on the list of hurricane names for the eastern Pacific storms this year.
There is an outside chance that Agatha will regenerate into a tropical storm once the remnants get into the Gulf of Mexico. If that happens, it will be given the name of Alex, the first name on the list for tropical storms in the Atlantic/Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico.
Regardless of whether it can cross Mexico and become a tropical storm again, there will be a band of heavy rain that will move across the Gulf of Mexico and into southern Florida. The rainfall forecast shows 1/4 to 3/4″ of rain for West Michigan – that would come Tuesday night and again perhaps next Sunday or Monday. The map does show some much needed rain for E. New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma – and also for N. California. Much of Texas and the Desert Southwest will stay dry.