Tropics Continue To Be Active; Disturbance Could Bring More Rain To South Texas


Corpus Christi, Texas--Today marks the statistically busiest time of hurricane season and the tropical map is reflecting that Monday afternoon.

Forecasters say that obviously, Florence will be of no impact to the Texas Gulf Coast at all and that Issac will likely fizzle before causing any major threat to the area. Helene is further out and likewise poses little threat to the region. However, a tropical depression could form later this week when a trough currently over the northwest Caribbean Sea moves over the western Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center says disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and western Cuba are associated with a weak surface trough.

This little are of disturbed weather is forecast to move slowly northwestward across the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan Peninsula over the next couple of days with only slow development expected during that time. However, upper-level winds  and environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive, and a tropical depression could form late this week when the system moves across the western Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said Monday.

Folks in South Texas should remain weather aware throughout the week as this system could develop.