TROPICS UPDATE FOR TEXAS: Here is the latest outlook on a potential Tropical Storm/Hurricane that could develop and impact Texas over the next several days. (Via Denton County Weather)
As you can see, the track of this tropical system is a little bit funky. The current direction of this storm is west, however, it will be stalling out over the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico area. This will create torrential rainfall for Guatemala and Eastern Mexico. Fortunately, this system will be a lot faster moving once it turns on speed while it tracks North into the Central Gulf of Mexico by the weekend. This is where this Tropical System could become a low-grade hurricane.
Where this storm will make landfall is a serious question that won't be answered until we have more confidence on its track. My projection is by the time it is Sunday/Monday, this will make landfall somewhere either in Texas or Louisiana, or the very low possibility that it tracks towards Mississippi or the Panhandle of Florida.
STORM PEAK PROJECTIONS:
Wind Speed: 90 MPH
Highest Pressure (MB): 995
THREATS: The storm threats are not overly high due to the fact it will be fairly quick moving, however, areas right on the coastline will face higher risks than areas inland. Heavy rain is expected, however, flooding does not seem like the highest risk. The main risks will be wind damage (with peak winds up to 80 MPH on the coastline), and Storm Surge up to 10 FT.
The Texas Impacts will be coming out on my next post which will be a quicker read. If you have questions, let me know!
REMINDER: This is not something you should panic, pack up and go. Truthfully, if it makes landfall as a Tropical Storm or low-end Hurricane, the impacts will be just like a long-lasting severe T-Storm. A few areas right on the coastline may need to evacuate briefly depending on where it does make landfall, but we need to wait until later this week to know that exact location.
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