While the tropics continue to remain active, the good news for Louisiana and the northern Gulf Coast is none of the systems are a threat to our area.
The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on a system moving quickly through the Gulf of Mexico westward toward the coasts of Texas and Mexico. It could briefly become a tropical storm before landfall Tuesday morning.
Forecasters warned of heavy rainfall across south Texas along with flash flooding and possible landslides in mountainous terrain in parts of northern Mexico on Tuesday and Wednesday. Coastal flooding is also a concern.
The National Weather Service office in Slidell says only marine impacts are expected from this system for our area.
With Emily becoming a remnant low and Gert expected to dissipate soon, the NHC continues to keep a close eye on Tropical Storm Franklin.
"Heavy rainfall from Franklin is expected across portions of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola through the middle of the week," said forecasters. "The heavy rainfall may produce areas of flash and urban flooding as well as river rises and mudslides. Across Hispaniola, significant and potentially life-threatening flash flooding is possible Tuesday into Wednesday."
Eastern Tropical Atlantic (AL92):
Showers and thunderstorms over the Cabo Verde Islands and portions of the tropical eastern Atlantic are associated with a tropical wave. Environmental conditions appear generally conducive for gradual development of this system, and a tropical depression is likely to form later this week while it moves west-northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic.
- Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
- Formation chance through 7 days...high...70 percent.