Tropical storm advisories issued for parts of Texas, Louisiana

Cameron Gross
June 20, 2017

Florida was the beneficiary of heavy rain over the weekend and on Monday.

The second named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Bret, formed at 18:00 UTC on Monday June 19, approximately 200 mi (322 km) southeast of Trinidad and Tobago. At this time, it is sitting almost stationary, but it is expected to continue moving in a north northwest direction later Monday night. Its maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) with weakening expected to begin later in the day.

While the system has sustained winds near 40 miles per hour, it lacks a defined center.

That name would be Cindy.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Cameron, LA, to the mouth of the Pearl River.

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A tropical storm warning is in effect for Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana, including Isla de Margarita, while a tropical storm watch is in effect for Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba.

Forecasters say the system has an 80-percent chance of developing into a storm in the next two to five days. It is not expected to become a hurricane. The storm has a poorly defined center of circulation, making its track unpredictable at this point.

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LLC said on Tuesday it had suspended vessel offloading operations at its marine terminal as it monitors the storm system.

However it's the rain that's going to make the biggest impact. Those living in the central Texas coast to the western Florida Panhandle could see rain in the forecast. Some spots could get up to 10 inches. "A Coastal Flood Advisory and a Flash Flood Warning are posted for the Alabama coast through Thursday, with the potential of heavy rain totaling 5-7" in some places.

The National Weather Service forecast model projects the storm to continue northwest through Tuesday and Wednesday toward the northeastern tip of Colombia.

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