RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Hurricane season just getting underway and already tropical trouble is bubbling up in our neck of the woods, or at least our corner of the world.
Tropical depression 3 is churning over the western edge of the Yucatan Peninsula right now. By Tuesday, or possibly Wednesday, it may be tropical storm, Cristobal. This tropical system is expected to remain swirling about the Bay of Campeche for a couple of days before launching north toward the west-central Gulf of Mexico later this week.
The majority of long-range forecast models put the potential tropical storm near Louisiana by Sunday. If this northerly track holds true the Valley will end up on the far west side of the storm which gives us hotter, drier weather instead of more rain.
The forecast is still cooking so let’s give it a day or two to get a better idea of where this possible storm might be headed.