Possible tropical threat in the Gulf of Mexico
Posted on August 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM
The tropics are staying active in the wake of Hurricane Irene. This time of the year is usually the peak of hurricane season.
Not only are we watching Tropical Storm Katia, we have are eyes on a disturbance out in the Caribbean. Right now, it is just a cluster of showers and thunderstorms, but it is expected to become better organized once it moves into the warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Numerous computer models forecast that this system could develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm later this week.
It's too early to say what impacts this system may have, but residents and those with plans along the Gulf Coast late this week into the Labor Day weekend should monitor the situation closely, particularly in Texas and Louisiana.