Tropical Weather Update – Aug 12, 2022

Click HERE for an update concerning potential tropical cyclone development in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Changes from the previous update:

  • Gulf disturbance could develop along a surface trough over the northern gulf.


Regardless of any development, the interaction between the surface trough and the potential disturbance will keep a high coverage of showers/storms over the area but mostly along and just inland of the coast. Some of these activities could bring some very heavy downpours.


There is high confidence that we will continue to see a high coverage of showers/storms into the weekend with high rain rates. There is a low chance (10%) of a tropical cyclone forming in the next 5 days and if it does, the general motion is expected to be westward toward the Texas coast.


High rainfall rates may cause isolated areas to experience poor drainage and urban flooding within a short time.