Weather Service shares weekend projections for rain, flooding & high tides

Published 2:59 pm Wednesday, June 16, 2021

As of 2 p.m., satellite imagery shows no development Wednesday in the broad circulation in the Bay of Campeche.

Some of the enhanced thunderstorms developing in the Gulf near the Yucatan may serve as a starting point for the potential tropical system, which could happen anytime between late Thursday or into the weekend.

The National Hurricane Center will release a potential storm tract or wind arrival impacts until the storm becomes a Tropical Depression.

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There is a 90 percent chance for tropical development in the western Gulf late Thursday through Saturday.

The National Weather Service expects tides to run 1-2 feet above normal. A coastal flood advisory or warning will likely be needed Friday through Sunday.

Rain totals will be 1-5 inches and locally higher if a rain band develops over a certain region.

Expect street flooding in heavier rain bands, Warning Coordination Meteorologist Roger Erickson said.

Isolated tornado threats are possible.

Winds will gust in the 25-30 mph range Saturday and Sunday.