Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

Tropical storm advisories issued for parts of Texas, Louisiana

Tropical storm advisories issued for parts of Texas, Louisiana

Scattered and more widespread showers and thunderstorms move in Tuesday and last through Thursday as we continue to pull in tons of Gulf moisture.

The tropical storm warnings have been discontinued for Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada.

Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are in place along the coastline from east Texas across Louisiana.

Tropical storm-force winds are expected to reach the warning area by late Tuesday.

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Persons with marine interests in St Lucia are strongly advised to exercise extreme caution.

Forecasters now say there's an 80 percent chance that the system will strengthen into a tropical storm - which would likely be named Tropical Storm Cindy - within the next several days. Chris said the system will remain rather weak with winds around 40-45 miles per hour at landfall, but that the storm will contain a lot of moisture.

Let's start with "Potential Tropical Cyclone 3", yes that's the name it goes by right now.

2017 is the first year the National Hurricane Center is issuing products for Potential Tropical Cyclones.

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Tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of the Louisiana coast after the formation of Potential Tropical Cyclone Three in the gulf.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to move inshore early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas line before weakening and moving northeastward in a sweeping arc. This would mean the heaviest of rainfall would be along the eastern edge of the storm affecting southern Mississippi, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. The system could bring 9-12 inches of rain to the gulf coast through mid-week.

Also in the Atlantic Ocean is Tropical Storm Bret, which is moving through the southeastern Caribbean Sea.

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