Tropical update for the Texas and Louisiana Coasts: p.m. Friday 10 September 2021

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A tropical wave in the western Caribbean is expected to move northwestward into the southwest Gulf of Mexico over the next couple of days. There is now a high likelihood this system will develop into a tropical depression or named tropical storm (“Nicholas”) Sunday or Monday.

If it develops it will most probably parallel the Texas coast before making landfall somewhere on the northern TX Gulf Coast.

Although it is far too soon to say how much wind or storm surge this potential system might create, RV’ers between Corpus Christi TX and Lake Charles LA should be prepared for anywhere between 4 and 11 inches of rain from Monday through Thursday. These rain amounts will certainly cause flash flooding in poor drainage areas, streams, ponds and along smaller rivers.

If I was camping or planning an RV trip along the TX coast north of Corpus Christi for next week I would be prepared for very heavy rains and the possibility of flooding that would require moving from the campgrounds or roads leading to your destination may be impassible.

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