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NWS Lake Charles tropical update: 1 p.m. 8.9.21

Weather

The National Hurricane Center has increased the odds of a tropical system developing near Barbadoes to a high 80%. NHC will likely start advisories on this system (Potential Tropical Cyclone) at 4 pm this afternoon due to the immediate threat to the islands in the eastern Caribbean. This system could be a tropical depression later today or tonight.

Longer range forecasts on this system show it being a threat to Florida this weekend. How strong it will be by that point is still unknown.
So far, it does not look like it will be a threat to Texas or Louisiana, but it bears watching this week.