NWS Lake Charles tropical update: 1 p.m. Tue 8.24.21
Published 1:01 pm Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The National Hurricane Center has increased the chances for tropical development to a medium 60% in the Caribbean and southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for development of the low, and a tropical depression could form late this week or this weekend while the system moves northwestward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, across the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by Sunday.
Elevated tides and above normal rain chances are expected this weekend into early next week in Texas and Louisiana.