Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm is forecast to make landfall somewhere near the Texas-Louisiana border by Thursday.

As of 5 p.m., Cindy was located about 280 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana. It’s movement was stationary with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

“The big deal with Cindy will be the heavy rainfall, and the fact that it could cause some flash flooding for parts of the Gulf coast,” Local 10 News chief certified meteorologist Betty Davis said.  

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Bret weakened to a tropical wave Tuesday afternoon. 

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Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana’s Gulf coast

A tropical storm warning has been issued for a section of Louisiana’s coast as a weather system approaches from the Gulf of Mexico.

The warning is in effect from Cameron, Louisiana, to Intracoastal City.

The system’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 40 mph. The National Hurricane Center said some slight strengthening is possible before the system reaches the coast, either late Wednesday or Wednesday night.

As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the system is centered about 305 miles south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River and is moving northwest near 8 mph.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Bret is moving along South America’s northern coast. Its maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with weakening expected to begin later in the day.

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National Hurricane Center monitors 2 disturbances in Gulf, Atlantic

It’s getting to be that time of year again.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is monitoring disturbances in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, one of which could become the next tropical storm.

A tropical cyclone churning in the Atlantic is located about 400 miles east-southeast of Trinidad. It could become Tropical Storm Bret later Monday.

Its maximum sustained winds are 40 mph. It was moving west at 23 mph.

Local 10 News meteorologist Julie Durda said computer models have it moving toward the Windward Islands and into the Caribbean Sea later this week.

Another disturbance closer to home in the Gulf of Mexico has a 90 percent chance of development within the next five days.

The area of low pressure is nestled near the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.

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