Tropical low in Gulf of Mexico headed for Texas

two_atl_5d0HOLT, Fla., June 16, 2018–The tropical low in the Caribbean last week has moved into the Gulf of Mexico and appears to be heading for the Texas coast.

The National Hurricane Center does not expect this system to develop in a named storm, but is forecasting heavy rains and gusty winds to reach portions of the Texas and Louisiana coast Sunday.

Satellite data indicate surface circulation does not exist, but strong winds are occurring to the north of the system.

The NHC removed this system from their watch page midweek last week when chances for further formation dropped to zero.

However, as the system regained some strength, the center increased the system’s chances for further formation to 20 percent.

Moving west-northwest, the system is expected to move inland along the Texas coast early this week, according to the NHC.

Holt and the surrounding community can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms this week with heavy rain and frequent lightning as the main threats.

High temperatures are expected in the low 90s and overnight lows in the low 70s.

NHC forecast

 

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