Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Tropical storm watch issued for Cameron Parish

Tropical storm watch issued for Cameron Parish

Due to the slow strengthening of the system and its more westerly track, reduced sustained wind speeds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour...40 to 55km/h with occasional higher gusts to tropical storm force are now expected to impact Barbados as the system passes to the south.In addition, large easterly swells (storm surge) of at least 3.0 to 4.0m (10 to 13 ft) are also forecast to accompany the system.

Most current data models continue to show the system tracking north into the central Gulf Coast states.

A plane may be sent to get more storm details Sunday afternoon if it's necessary, but Lacy said the next update on the system should be released Monday morning.

This system will end up in the Caribbean Sea next week.

The actual track of this system is still in question, but isn't the primary focus of this storm.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS FOR THE WDSU VIEWING AREA FROM INVEST 93L: Impacts are likely beginning Tuesday and continuing through Friday. "It's kind of a combination issue with rainfall and high tides together".

"3" to 6", with isolated 10" to 16". Heavy, flooding rain and coastal flooding will be possible.

WAVES: A Small Craft Advisory will be likely for the coast.

Monday should be dry with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures a little warmer in the upper 80s to near 90.

The first is a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

One has the storm's center moving toward Texas, another model has it moving toward the Mississippi Coast around midweek.

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said the Atlantic may have an above-average hurricane season this year, with a 70-percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms, of which five to nine could become hurricanes, including two to four major hurricanes. Strengthening and gradual development is forecast as the system nears the Windward Islands. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba.

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