Tuesday Morning: Dodging some showers and storms today; Monitoring tropical system in the Gulf

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We are watching a system in the southern Gulf of Mexico very closely...

StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression 3 will eventually become Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Bay of Campeche (southern Gulf of Mexico). It will likely sit over the Bay of Campeche for several days before moving to the north as we inch closer to the weekend. Model guidance will continue to vary over the coming days, so be sure to check back in with us daily. For now, models show a trend toward Texas and western Louisiana, however, residents from Texas to Florida will need to monitor the progression of this system, especially since impacts will likely be felt well from the center. It’s still too early to determine what will happen with the system. Models show a tropical storm or even possibly a minimal hurricane by landfall. All in all, wherever it ends up, it will bring very heavy rain with it – especially to the east of it. Some storm surge will also likely be an issue for coastal areas. Stay tuned – This is still at least 5-7 days out. A lot can change between now and then.

Tuesday Morning 4 AM Update from the National Hurricane Center

Today: Moisture begins to surge back into the region. Rain chances gradually increase to around 30%. High temperature near 89.

Tonight: A few showers are possible, especially near the coast. Low near 71.

Wednesday: Rain chances increase to 60% for the area as deep tropical moisture is pulled into the region. High temperature near 86.

Thursday: Showers and storms are possible, mainly during the afternoon hours. Rain chance is around 30-40%. High near 88.

Friday: Tropical moisture continues to be pulled in from the Gulf, which will keep our rain chances elevated. Rain chance is around 40%. High near 90.

Weekend: We will be monitoring the system in the Gulf. What happens with the system will determine what our rain coverage will be like this weekend and into next week. As of now, we are keeping rain chances around 40% on Saturday and 60% on Sunday.

Monday: High rain chances due to the system in the Gulf. Keep in mind, rain chances are all dependent on what happens with the system.

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