It has been a record year in the Atlantic, and now it appears that the tropics are heating up once again.
Tropical Storm Gamma has formed in the Caribbean and is slowly making its way toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Here are the latest details:
- Current wind speeds are near 60 mph and it is moving NW at 7 mph.
- Tropical Storm Warnings have been posted for parts of the Yucatan Peninsula.
- The system will turn to the NNW before slowing down over the weekend. It’s expected to bring heavy rain to the Yucatan over the weekend.
- As of right now, there is little if any significant impacts expected along the Texas coast. However, some high cloud cover may move in our direction next week as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico.
There is an addition tropical wave behind Tropical Storm Gamma that is forecast to move along a similar path. This system will also need to be watched.
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