msn.com 18 Sep, 2020 01:15 am

Tropical storm could form in Gulf of Mexico in days, spin toward Texas, forecasters say

A tropical depression churning in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm over the next few days, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center on Thursday said. Forecast models show the weather system moving slowly over the western edge of the Gulf on Friday, then organizing into a rotating tropical storm early Saturday, and spinning toward Brownsville at the mouth of the Rio Grande by Monday. Forecasters said they...

Previous Next Austin American-Statesman p p A tropical depression churning in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm over the next few days, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center on Thursday said.Forecast models show the weather system moving slowly over the western edge of the Gulf on Friday, then organizing into a rotating tropical storm early Saturday, and spinning toward Brownsville at the mouth of the Rio Grande by Monday.The weather system, if it becomes a tropical storm, will likely be named Wilfred and will be the 22nd tropical cyclone to emerge in the Atlantic and the 21st named storm this year.So far, they have recorded wind speeds up to 35 miles per hour.

Coastal flooding, increase rip currents and rainfall are expected along the lower Texas coast through the weekend and early next week, the National Weather Service said.Forecasters said they are not expecting any direct effect on South-Central Texas through the weekend.

Read full story at msn.com