A tropical storm watch and warning are in effect Tuesday morning for parts of southeast Texas through eastern Louisiana.
A warning was issued from Cameron to the mouth of the Pearl River, near the Louisiana-Mississippi border.
Both the watch and warning will be in effect until further notice, as a tropical disturbance that originated in the Yucatan Peninsula moves northwest toward the Texas-Louisiana border, Kyle said.
The disturbance had an 80 percent chance of becoming a full-on tropical storm in the coming days.
Now, it is barreling toward the Gulf Coast at about 9 miles per hour. The center of the disturbance is expected to make landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border late Wednesday night into Thursday.
But, “the Houston-area is not out of the woods just yet,” Kyle said.
The disturbance is relatively disorganized, meaning it’s difficult for meteorologist to accurately track its path. There’s still a possibility that the disturbance could drift further west, hitting Houston, Kyle said.