National Hurricane Center monitoring possible tropical development

June 16th, 2013 at 9:39 am by under Weather
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure in the western Caribbean Sea for possible development.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure in the western Caribbean Sea for possible development.

An area of low pressure moving westward through the western Caribbean Sea is becoming better-organized this morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

NHC gives the “invest” a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression overĀ  the next 48 hours.

Yesterday, computer model tracks took the mid to late-week track of this invest (or by then, perhaps Tropical Storm Barry), towards the Texas coast.

Today, it looks like our odds of getting beneficial rainfall from this potentially landfalling tropical cyclone have slimmed significantly.

A strong blocking ridge of high pressure is now expected to form over Texas late this coming week, diverting any tropical influence far to our south. This ridge could also give Austin its first 100-degree day of 2013.

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