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Tropical Storm Bret Headed For Trinidad

Tropical Storm Bret Headed For Trinidad

Potential Tropical Cyclone Two could become Tropical Storm Bret later today.

Invest 93-L continues to only slowly organize near the Yucatan Peninsula as is pulls northward.

The one closest to Texas is now labelled "Disturbance 1" by the National Hurricane Center, and it has an 80% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.

A broad surface low forming in the Gulf of Honduras has a high chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm that could threaten Texas, according to the National Weather Service. The system could bring 9-12 inches of rain to the gulf coast through mid-week.

Far to the east is what the hurricane center is calling Potential Tropical Cyclone Two.

As of this afternoon (3pm 6/19/17), the system has a ragged appearance and is feeling the full impacts of the strong wind shear in the Gulf of Mexico. Our European model wants to take the track of the system to the Southeast, possibly land-falling in Louisiana on Wednesday and then moving northeast through MS and Alabama on Thursday.

It's too early to say with any certainty where the center will come ashore. At the same time, steering winds from the south associated with the Bermuda High in the Western Atlantic will expand over the Florida Peninsula and help nudge this system up into the Northern Gulf Coast as well.

Storm warnings have been issued for Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and the cost of Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana.

The Gulf storm will stall a weather front moving across the United States.

This could mean tide levels above normal that would create a flood threat for areas outside the levee system.

A second tropical wave (#1 on map) continued to track westward across the central Atlantic on Sunday morning and may get its own visit from the Hurricane Hunters on Monday.

A storm warning has been issued for some Caribbean countries and called off for others as a tropical disturbance with winds around 40 miles per hour continues to move rapidly towards the southern Windward Islands.


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