Tropical development increasingly likely by early this week. Rain inbound.
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is currently monitoring two areas of interest for tropical development: a tropical wave travelling across the Atlantic, and a low pressure system in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
The tropical wave has been consistently looking more likely to develop into a tropical cyclone. The NHC has recently upgraded the likelihood of it developing into a depression/storm over the next 5 days to their “high” scale -- sitting around a 70% chance. If development does occur, this storm will be named “Bonnie.”
The second area of interest is in the NW portions of the Gulf of Mexico. A low pressure system is expected to ride along the Texas coast early this week. The NHC has this system designated as a “low” chance for development. Even if it does not develop into a named system, it will still provide some rain to the Texas coast.
We’ll make sure to keep an eye on the tropics as hurricane season starts up. This season has been relatively quiet as of late -- but this is expected to be an above-average season for tropical activity. Make sure to check in with the KBTX PinPoint Weather Team often as we keep an eye on the tropics.
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