Western Hemisphere Hurricane season runs June 1st – November 30th annually, however we are already showing signs of an active season. The first named storm in 2019 formed on May 21st. Subtropical storm Andrea made no threats to coastlines, and quickly dissipated.
A tropical disturbance, Invest 91L is located on the east coast of Mexico headed towards the Texas coast. The storm remains unorganized, and has a low 40% chance of development over the next 48 hours. Heavy rainfalls are expected from Tampico Mexico to Louisiana with potential of 8 – 10 inches (20 - 25 cm) of rain. The US Airforce is expected to investigate the system later today. An upgrade to a “tropical depression” has not been ruled out.
While not as powerful as a hurricane, tropical depressions can cause isolated flooding and storm surge.
Classifications of Western Tropical Disturbances/Hurricanes
Travel – No known alerts at this time
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