A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect for Austin, Burleson, Lee, and Washington Counties until 10am, and Montgomery & Waller Counties until 1pm. Damaging winds in excess of 60mph is the main concern.
The National Hurricane Center starting issuing advisories and forecasts on Tropical Depression Two Monday morning. High resolution satellite showed an area of circulation in the Northwest Caribbean, near the Coast of Belize.
At the initial advisory, winds were sustained at 35mph with a west / northwest movement of 13mph.
As the system is quickly approaching Belize, there will be little time for further intensification into a tropical storm, at this time.
Once the storm crosses into the Bay of Campeche, there could be enough development to become the next tropical storm, which would be named Barry. High pressure in the mid-levels of the atmosphere keeping the forecast for South Texas hot and primarily dry, will also keep this tropical system well south of the Lone Star State and the United States.
Due to Tropical Storm Andrea being named as of that storm's first advisory, the classification "Tropical Depression One" was skipped during this hurricane season.
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