Potentially threatening tropical depression expected to form in southwest Gulf

Published 2:44 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Hurricane Sally has moved inland over Alabama and Florida, but attention from local residents should now switch to the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.

A weak low pressure area is found in the southwest Gulf, and National Hurricane Center gives this system a 70 percent chance for development through this weekend.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Roger Erickson said a tropical depression is likely to form and it is expected to meander in that general vicinity into next week.

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It is too early to say if it will be a threat to Southeast Texas, but with the active tropics in the Gulf, tides have been running a foot above normal, and that will continue through this weekend, Erickson said.

All the other tropical activity in the Atlantic poses no threat to Southeast Texas over the next week.