Potential Tropical Cyclone Three likely to make landfall in Louisiana Friday night

The larger impacts from this system are expected to stay east of the Brazos Valley
Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 6:11 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:41 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - After disorganized activity lingered in the southern Gulf of Mexico for several days, the National Hurricane Center continues to issue advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three as it nears the north-central Gulf Coast.

Details as of the 7pm Friday advisory from the National Hurricane Center can be found below:

LocationMaximum Sustained WindsMovementMinimum Central Pressure
~ 60 miles south of Morgan City, LA45 mphN at 13 mph1007 mb

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three is expected to continue moving northward through the rest of the day Friday, producing heavy rain along the northern Gulf Coast. This area of low pressure is currently forecasted to strengthen into a tropical storm before making landfall Friday night/early Saturday, likely along the Louisiana coastline. If it does strengthen into a tropical storm, it will be given the name Claudette. A northeastward motion across the southeastern United States is expected after the system moves inland.

Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for portions of the Gulf Coast from Intracoastal City, LA to the Okaloosa/Walton County line in Florida.

Major impacts form this system will sit far east of the Brazos Valley, but an isolated tropical downpour or two (especially the farther east you travel) will be possible Saturday and Sunday, but as of now, activity is looking very isolated and shouldn’t intrude much on any Juneteenth or Father’s Day plans.

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