The disturbance is likely to become a storm Wednesday or Thursday, with a possible hurricane forming over the weekend. The National Hurricane Center predicts that the tropical storm now forming and wreaking havoc will "eventually strengthen enough to become Hurricane Barry before landfall on Saturday and the Houston-Galveston area remains on the western edge of the Center's cone of uncertainty", the Houston Press reports.
The system was moving west-southwest at 8 miles per hour and was expected to continue drifting that direction across the northern Gulf through Thursday before turning west-northwest on Friday. It even has the potential to strengthen into a hurricane, if it remains over the warm water long enough, according to Dan Kottlowski, a hurricane expert for AccuWeather.
The National Hurricane Center warns that the northern Gulf of Mexico has favorable conditions to form a tropical system.
The National Hurricane Center predicts there is an 80 percent chance of formation into a storm over the course of the next five days.
Rainfall: the system is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 6 to 12 inches near and inland of the central Gulf coast through early next week, with isolated maximum rainfall amounts of 18 inches. Scientists and meteorologists are anxious about the amount of rain expected to be dumped over New Orleans, which is in the storm's path.
Several inches of rain have poured down on and has resulted in street flooding New Orleans during Wednesday morning.
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This is the same area of low pressure that The Weather Authority Forecast Team has been monitoring this week for potential impacts to Central Texas this weekend.
Beachgoers heading to the Gulf Coast this week could be greeted by the first tropical system to threaten the United States this year.
For now the short term high resolution models Indicate a system approaching the Louisiana Coast by Friday with a landfall anytime from Friday night through Saturday afternoon/evening.
But what if the tropical depression doesn't happen? If Barry tracks well west of New Orleans, close to the border of Louisiana and Texas, the flood risk would decrease. As the low enters the Gulf it will provide structure and rotation to a broad area of thunderstorms that have been increasing in strength and frequency over the last few days.