The National Hurricane Center has determined that the depression in the eastern Gulf has now organized into a tropical storm. The storm has winds of 40 mph. The storm is expected to strengthen and is even expected to become a hurricane before making landfall Tuesday morning along the Louisiana/Mississippi coastline. Anyone with travel interests to the northern Gulf Coast should pay close attention to the forecast.
This system has the potential to influence our weather by the middle to end of next week, as it very slowly moves northward. I’ll keep you posted!
In other tropical news, Tropical Storm Paulette will be a hurricane at any moment. Winds are just 4 mph away from being a hurricane right now. Tropical Storm Rene has weakened to a depression but it’s new track forecast is quite interesting and we may not have heard the last of Rene yet….
I’ll keep you all posted! There sure is a lot to watch!