The Atlantic’s second storm of the year may be developing over the Yucatan Peninsula, with the potential to reach Texas and Louisiana and flood Houston for the second time in a month.
Thunderstorms moving northwest from the Yucatan along the east of Mexico have an 80 percent chance of becoming tropical system by Tuesday, according to a statement issued at 2am New York time from the U.S National Hurricane Center in Miami. If the storm develops it would become Bill, the second of the Atlantic season.
“Interests in and along the northwestern Gulf of Mexico should monitor the progress of this system,” the NHC said on its website. “Tropical storm conditions are possible along portions of the middle and upper Texas cost and western Louisiana coast Monday night and Tuesday.”
Royal Dutch Shell PLC is removing some non-essential workers from the Gulf of Mexico, Ray Fisher, a spokesman for the company, said in an e-mail. It doesn’t expect the weather to affect operations, he said.
There’s a chance the storm will come ashore anywhere from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana, if it develops, said Evan Duffy a meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. in State Collage, Pennsylvania. The forecast models will be able to give a more accurate outlook once an actual canter forms.
Regardless of its chances of becoming a named system, which happens when its winds reach 39 miles per hour, rain may reach Texas in a few days, According to Duffy.
Source: Insurance Journal, June 15th, 2015