ABC13 Meteorologist Travis Herzog said a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico is now tracking more toward Texas.
The Tropical Storm Warning has been extended westward to High Island, and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from west of High Island to San Luis Pass. The Tropical Storm Watch now includes Harris, Galveston, Liberty and Chambers counties.
This disturbance may be named Cindy later today, and Herzog said we could get tropical rains along the coast as early as Wednesday.
Herzog said the forecast for southeast Texas remains unusually uncertain because there will be a sharp dividing line between who gets no rain and who gets up to half a foot of rain. Therefore, each shift west in the track has big implications for the Houston region.
On Monday, Tropical Storm Bret formed off the coast of Venezuela. It is extremely rare for anything to develop east of the Caribbean in June, so it could signal an active hurricane season ahead.
From ABC 13