Tropical depression could form in Gulf of Mexico this week


Daily temperatures will reach the mid to upper 90s in Corpus Christi, 100-102 well inland and near 90 at the beaches. Here is the latest.

The report added, "Regardless of development, this system has the potential to produce heavy rainfall along portions of the northern U.S. Gulf Coast later this week".

If the system becomes a tropical storm, the next name on the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane names list is Tropical Storm Barry. The only areas not included in the advisory is for parts of East Alabama where rain chances are more likely to occur. Damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado are again the most likely threats. Rain chances increase beginning Wednesday across our area, but these hump day showers will be associated with afternoon storms developing due to convection and the warming of the day. The most recent runs of the most reliable forecasting models seem to be trending eastward toward the central coast of Louisiana, but without a formed center of circulation, it is hard to know. Accordingly, it is very challenging drawing quantitative precipitation forecast maps right now.

Rain chances increase on Tuesday to 80 percent with winds gusting up to 18 miles per hour. But there will be breaks in the rain, and the sun will peek through at times. We can do that once we have an established center in the Gulf.

Stay tuned to our tropical updates at:21 after each hour on Spectrum News for the latest.

It should be noted, there is a vast deal of uncertainty with the track of this system and it is too early to forecast where this depression/storm will make landfall.

Rain chances are expected to decrease by Friday with a more typical summer pattern with rain chances averaging around 60 percent for Friday and Saturday and dropping to 40 percent by Sunday.



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