Higher Rain Chances, Tides Remain Biggest Threat To La. From Gulf System

The National Hurricane Center continues to watch three areas for tropical development.

The system in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico continues to have a chance at becoming a short-lived tropical depression becoming moving ashore along the Texas coast, bringing a threat of heavy rain and flash flooding through Saturday morning.

For Louisiana, the system will increase rain chances and bring in higher-than-normal tides.

PTC Two will be moving over water today, and could become Tropical Storm Bonnie at any time. The system could become a hurricane after crossing into the Pacific Ocean. Here are the key messages from the NHC:

  • Heavy rainfall is possible across portions of northern Colombia through this morning, and then across Nicaragua and Costa Rica by Friday. Areas of life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides are expected.
  • Hurricane conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch area along the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua late Friday.
  • Tropical storm conditions are expected on San Andres on Friday, along the Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua within the Tropical Storm Warning areas late Friday, and are possible within the Tropical Storm Watch areas along the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Saturday.

Finally, the NHC continues to keep an eye on the western tropical Atlantic.

"A tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Any development of this system should be slow to occur while the wave moves west-northwestward during the next day or two," said forecasters. "The wave is forecast to move over the Windward Islands on Friday and then over the eastern Caribbean Sea by the weekend, where further development is unlikely due to unfavorable environmental conditions."

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season ends November 30.

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