11:10 a.m. ET 9/12/07
James Wilson & C. Dolce, Meteorologists,The Weather Channel
Severe Weather Outlook
An area of low pressure has formed into Tropical Depression Nine in the western Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring heavy rain to the Texas and Louisiana Coasts. Environmental conditions are favorable for some strengthening and the T.D. could become a Tropical Storm before landfall.
The main concern from this system will be heavy rain and the potential for flooding. Rainfall totals could be in the 6-10" range with locally higher amounts through Friday in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Flood watches are posted for these areas including Houston, Galveston and Lake Charles. Tropical storm warnings/watches have also been issued for this area.
An area low pressure has formed into Tropical Depression Eight this morning in the Central Atlantic, about 1130 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Thunderstorms have become more concentrated near the low pressure center and conditions remain favorable for the tropical depression to become a tropical storm later tonight
In the Eastern Pacific, a broad area of low pressure is roughly 800 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Some slow development of this is possible, but it is currently lacking significant thunderstorm activity.
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