System off Mexico could be next named storm, target Texas


It's a good reminder the hurricane season is upon us and while the rain is desperately needed around here lately, we all know how tropical weather can go from a decent rain storm to something more serious rather quickly.

The recent flair up of thunderstorms now in the southwest Gulf is over a June hotspot for tropical cyclone storm formation.

The disturbance is one of the first to appear in the Gulf of Mexico as the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season begins.

The National Hurricane Center has adjusted the possibility of tropical development for a disturbance in the Bay of Campeche.

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Stratton said the storm is expected to track northwest, then northeast along the Texas coast or northwestern Gulf.

The system could briefly become a tropical depression before moving inland over northeastern Mexico later on Tuesday, the Miami-based weather forecaster added.

Here the sea surface temperatures are warmest and weakening cold fronts stall with tropical disturbances occasionally developing along the boundaries.

A frontal boundary will stall in the area by mid week, helping to draw up this deep moisture, and possibly produce some heavy rainfall in or near the region. However tropical moisture and heavy rain will likely move into the lower Mississippi River valley by Wednesday and Thursday.