NWS Lake Charles tropical update 8.19.20

Published 2:28 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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The National Hurricane Center is now monitoring three tropical waves.

The first one is in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is slowly getting more organized, and it has a high 80% chance for development this weekend into next week. It could be in the southern Gulf of Mexico by early next week and may be a threat to Texas.
The second one is in the Atlantic, a 1000 miles east of the Caribbean. It has become better organized and it has a high 90% chance for development. It has the potential to reach the Gulf of Mexico next week and could be a threat to anyone on the northern Gulf coast..
The third one is getting ready to move off the coast of Africa and travel west across the Atlantic. It has a low 30% chance for development. It is much too early to know if this poses a threat to the Gulf of Mexico.