It has been a record year in the Atlantic, and now the tropics are heating up again. Tropical Storm Gamma has moved into the Gulf of Mexico, while Tropical Storm Delta has developed right behind it in the Caribbean.
Here’s what you need to know:
Tropical Depression Gamma
- Gamma has weakened to a Tropical depression and will meander over the Yucatan Peninsula over the next few days
- No impacts are expected along the Texas coast as a result of Gamma
- As of Monday evening, Delta has strengthened into a hurricane
- The latest forecast track takes the system into the Gulf by Tuesday & then north toward the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Gulf Coasts late this week
- The latest track also suggest that the system could become a Category 3 hurricane as it moves over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico
- Delta could make landfall anywhere along the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama shoreline
So, why are neither of these systems of big concern for Texas? It has a lot to do with how they’ll be steered over the next few days by the winds of the atmosphere. High pressure to the east and low pressure to the west will direct both systems into the Central Gulf, versus allowing them to drift east toward Florida or west toward Texas. However, both systems will be worth monitoring over the coming days. Your Weather Authority will keep you in-the-know!
To follow along with the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record, bookmark our hurricane page or download the KSAT Hurricane Tracker App. You can also find your local forecast anytime - including potential impacts from Tropical Depression Twenty-Two - on the KSAT Weather page.
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