Tropical storm warning expanded along Gulf Coast

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area on Wednesday.

Forecast tracks keep Bret moving in a similar direction, running parallel to the South American coastline before moving out into more open Caribbean waters by mid-week.

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect from High Island, Texas to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

Over the last several days, we've told you about a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico that could bring impacts to the Alabama Gulf Coast. Wind does not appear to be the number one concern right now, instead the potential for heavy rain along the Gulf Coast is the biggest threat. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba.

Meanwhile, Storm Team 8 is monitoring another tropical system that has prompted a Tropical Storm Warning to be issued for part of the Louisiana Coast.

With tropical storm force winds extending about 205 miles, the system has churned up messy weather along its northward track.

"I have directed Texas emergency personnel to prepare to respond as Tropical Storm Cindy prepares to make landfall along the Gulf Coast", Abbott said in a statement. As of early Tuesday, the storm was just a few hundred miles away from Houston. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Bret transitioned to a tropical storm late Monday afternoon. It is forecast to send heavy rains over Southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Tuesday through Thursday or Friday.

We are not anticipating much in the way of strong wind in East Texas, however, wind gusts may exceed 25 miles per hour in some areas.

Tropical Storm Bret is the most intense early season storm (barely a tropical storm with winds to 40 mph) to develop as south as it did, around the 10° North latitude line.

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