It's been less than a week since Hurricane Alex brought torrential rain and strong winds to parts of the lower Texas coast, but our second tropical storm of the season could already be forming in the Caribbean.
And it's in the same area that Alex began.
On July 4th, winds were observed near Tropical Storm strength, but as of Monday afternoon, the disturbance near the Yucatan Peninsula did not have a closed circulation. With low wind shear and warm Gulf waters, however, this disturbance could be only a few days away from becoming Tropical Storm Bonnie.
You can monitor the progress of the system at www.kbtx.com/hurricanes
Scientists are predicting a busy year in the tropics. 14-23 named storms are forecast, with 8-14 of these becoming hurricanes.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.