Tropical System Heading towards Texas Next Week?
As far as the Gulf of Mexico is concerned, this has been a very quiet hurricane season, at least, so far. However, things could get a bit interesting towards the middle of next week.
As of Thursday evening, an area of low pressure in the northern Bahamas is producing widespread rainfall across southern Florida. According to the National Hurricane Center, this system is expected to track generally westward over the next 3-5 days. Currently, this area of showers is not well-organized and it only has a 30% chance of blossoming into a better organized depression in the next 5 days. If this system did grow into a tropical storm, it would be named Fay.
However, if this system does gather more strength, it certainly bears watching as it could track towards the Texas coastline by mid to late next week.