State Officials Monitoring Disturbance As It Nears Gulf Waters

State emergency managers are watching a developing weather system as it takes aim for
the Gulf of Mexico this week. (Matt Briscoe)
Corpus Christi--All eyes are on an area of disturbed weather Sunday that is currently over the Bahamas Sunday afternoon and it set to take aim on the Gulf of Mexico sometime over the next few days.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent out a Tweet to Texans on Sunday saying that the state is monitoring the weather and "is preparing to take all precautions and actions necessary" in the event that the system should develop and make it's way towards the Texas coast. 

Tweet from Governor Greg Abbott regarding a developing weather system
in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday

Forecasters are also keeping an eye on the storm Sunday as it begins to move across the Bahamas and makes it's way towards the north-central Gulf of Mexico this week. 

Forecasters are saying that there is a 90% chance for the tropical disturbance to develop once it does finally reach Gulf waters, possibly as soon as Labor Day.  The Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to start flying recon missions into this disturbance tomorrow.

Folks who live along the Gulf Coast know that uncertainty is always high for a tropical system that has not yet developed, but given what we know now, heavy rain and flash-flooding is going to be the biggest threat with this tropical system. That threat will extend from Florida all the way to Texas.

Should the system develop into a Tropical Storm, the system would be named Gordon. The National Hurricane Center will begin issuing regular updates on the system starting at 4 pm Central Time. 

***Editors Note: For media partners, should the system makes it's way towards the Texas coast, we will begin booking live shots and interviews 12-24 hours in advance should a situation arise.