Once a hurricane over the central Atlantic Ocean, Isaac has a 20 percent chance of forming into a tropical depression in the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Isaac, now a broad area of low pressure, is going through the western Caribbean and was located between Jamaica and Hispaniola on Sunday, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.
It’s possible the system could move into the Gulf of Mexico or dissipate. The system was downgraded from a tropical storm Saturday morning.
The system could reach the Gulf of Mexico early this week, according to AccuWeather. Isaac is moving into an area of lower wind shear and water that is more than sufficient to provide fuel for a tropical system.
Even if Isaac doesn’t turn into a tropical storm again, it could still bring another round of downpours to Louisiana or Texas on Friday or Saturday, according to AccuWeather.