Moments ago, the National Hurricane Center issued their first advisory on Potential Tropical Cyclone Two. Based on the forecast, the NHC is anticipating Cyclone Two to become a Tropical Depression later today into tomorrow morning and possibly becoming Tropical Storm or even Hurricane Barry.
There is still some uncertainty in the ultimate track for this system, but the NHC has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for portions of the Louisiana coast. With the uncertainties, we could see additional Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches issued later today or tonight for the remaining portions of the Louisiana Coast as well as portions for the upper Texas coast.
Based on the latest forecasts, the heaviest impacts are still shown to be east of the Greater Houston area with the potential for 10+ inches along the Louisiana Coast.
Closer to home, Fort Bend County could possibly receive 1 to 2 inches through Monday. Final rainfall amounts are dependent upon the ultimate path of this system so these estimates are subject to change.
Now that the area of low pressure is in the Gulf, the system has started to become better organized and will continue to do so as it drifts west. As it develops, we could see additional changes in the forecasts, especially over the next 12 to 36 hours. All residents are encouraged to:
- Monitor Forecasts Twice a Day
- Check and stock hurricane kits and have plans ready to be enacted this week
- Always, follow trusted weather sources for information for any recommendations and changes in forecasts:
- Only use and share credible information from trusted weather sources, and
- Refrain from making comparisons of this system to historical storms as every storm is different.