Tropical Storm Claudette forms in the Gulf of Mexico
No direct impacts to the Brazos Valley are expected.
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - After the system in the northern Gulf of Mexico that was classified as Potential Tropical Cyclone Three strengthened into Tropical Storm Claudette early Saturday morning, the storm has since been downgraded to Tropical Depression Claudette Saturday evening.
Details as of the 10pm Saturday advisory from the National Hurricane Center can be found below:
|Location||Maximum Sustained Winds||Movement||Minimum Central Pressure|
|~45 miles WNW of Montgomery, AL||30 mph||NE at 14 mph||1005 mb|
The system continues to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to portions of the north-central Gulf Coast and the Southeast Saturday evening.
As the system moves northeast, Claudette is expected to weaken a little Saturday night before potentially re-intensifying into a tropical storm again as the system moves across the Carolinas Sunday night/early Monday morning.
Since the system is expected to continue moving away from the Brazos Valley through the weekend, no direct impacts are expected locally. As a bit of moisture on the back side of the system makes a run for SE Texas, an isolated tropical downpour or two will be possible Sunday, but as of now, activity is looking very isolated and shouldn’t intrude much on any Father’s Day plans.
The next system to snag a name off of the official list of names for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be called Danny.
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