AUSTIN (KXAN) — On the same day Tropical Storm Bret developed near Trinidad, a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has been identified as Potential Tropical Cyclone Three by the National Hurricane Center.
The potential track of the storm prompted the NHC to issue a Tropical Storm Warning for the coast of Louisiana into far east Texas, and a Tropical Storm Watch for parts of the upper Texas coast.
The NHC predicts an 90 percent chance the system will become a tropical depression or tropical storm before Wednesday.
Flooding rainfall will be possible along the Gulf coast. At this time, the tropical system is expected to bring at least a chance of rain locally late Wednesday through Thursday, but uncertainty is very high as this storm has yet to form a well-defined center of circulation.
Here is a summary of current Watches and Warnings related to this developing storm:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* High Island to the Mouth of the Pearl River
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* West of High Island to San Luis Pass
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the
next 24 to 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere along the U.S. Gulf Coast from the central Texas
coast to the western Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress
of this system.