Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana's Gulf Coast

James Marshall
June 20, 2017

A low-pressure system in the Gulf of Honduras now has an increased chance of developing into a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical storm warnings were in effect yesterday evening for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana, including Isla de Margarita.

The heaviest rain threat should remain on the east side of the system through its lifespan regardless of further tropical development. Up until this year, the hurricane center would start issuing advisories when a storm forms.

The storm's eye was about 125 miles southeast of Trinidad.

The storm was moving west at a speed of 23 miles per hour. A closed circulation is required to be labeled a tropical cyclone. Over the next few days, this storm is expected to slow down.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two systems moving across the Atlantic this week. As this nears the coast, the Big Bend will likely see breezier winds and rain from this system.

The disturbance is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the Windward Islands and the northeastern Venezuela on Monday night and Tuesday.

The system has a 90 percent chance of development over the next two days.

This potential tropical cyclone is expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone on Monday.

The Florida Panhandle may also feel impacts from a second, larger storm churning across the Gulf of Mexico.

Justus says the system is forecast to move north toward the United States by Tuesday and Wednesday.

Invest 93L, near the Yucatan Channel, could become a named storm once it moves into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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