A graphical tropical weather forecast shows a system (now called a storm) with a 70% chance of developing into a cyclone within the next 48 hours over the Gulf Coast, north of Boca de Catan to the mouth of the Rio Grande River. is present). August 20, 2022. (Courtesy NHC/Screenshots from the Epoch Times)
A tropical storm warning is in effect from Boca de Catan on the Gulf Coast to the mouth of the Rio Grande. This is because there is a 70% chance of developing into a cyclone within 48 hours. The Hurricane Center (NHC) said Saturday.
The system, now called a fault, is expected to reach the northeastern coast of Mexico in the late afternoon and cross the Rio Grande Valley on Saturday and Sunday, according to the NHC.
Heavy rains could cause flash flooding in parts of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico through Sunday morning, he added.
The NHC said the unrest could still intensify slightly and turn into a tropical storm before reaching the northeastern coast of Mexico later on Saturday.
The Hurricane Center said an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft was in flight to investigate the disturbance.