The weather pattern setting up for South Texas will at least keep rain chances in the forecast every day for the next week. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Gulf, they’re getting ready to take on Tropical Storm Gordon.
Tuesday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Wednesday will bring mostly cloudy skies with more scattered showers and storms. Temperatures will be in the low 90s, with some not making it out of the 80s if the rain is consistent enough. By Wednesday, the rain chances will likely be at their highest for the next week. We’ll have all the ingredients in place to produce some scattered to potentially numerous showers and storms.
Tropical Storm Gordon is marching through the Gulf of Mexico very quickly. It will be making landfall between New Orleans, Louisiana and Pensacola, Florida on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. At landfall it will likely be a strong tropical storm or a minimal hurricane. The storm will be moving northward into the Midwest and will have no effect on the Coastal Bend.
Tropical Storm Florence is also churning well out into the Atlantic Ocean. We have several days to watch this before thinking about U.S. impacts, but it looks unlikely that it would impact the Gulf.
More tropical waves continue to roll off of Africa, meaning that more storms could be in the Atlantic’s future. It’s that time of year, so we’ll have to keep an eye on things. We’ll of course keep you updated with the latest.