Tropical development next week could impact Texas

Published 7:25 am Saturday, June 25, 2022

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Those of us in Southeast Texas must keep an idea on tropical storm development in the coming days.

The National Hurricane Center has given the northwestern Gulf of Mexico a low 20 percent chance for tropical development early next week.

According to the National Weather Service, a frontal boundary will stall out near the Louisiana coast this weekend, and a weak low pressure system could develop on it and move west towards Texas next week.

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“No significant weather impacts for us are expected so far, although rain chances will be elevated next week,” Meteorologist in Charge Roger Erickson said.

Elsewhere, there is a tropical wave moving west across the Atlantic.

The National Weather Service gives this system a medium 60 percent chance for development next week as it enters the Caribbean Sea.

So far this system poses no threat to Texas or Louisiana.