Tropical storm watches, warnings issued for Texas-Louisiana coastal region –

Tom MarkLast Update : Tuesday 20 June 2017 - 2:40 PM
Tropical storm watches, warnings issued for Texas-Louisiana coastal region –

A tropical storm watch and warning are in effect Tuesday morning for parts of southeast Texas through eastern Louisiana.

A tropical storm watch was issued overnight for High Island, Texas to Cameron, La., said Brian Kyle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

A warning was issued from Cameron to the mouth of the Pearl River, near the Louisiana-Mississippi border.

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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.

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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.

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