"I'm thinking somewhere between a 50 mile (81 kilometer) per hour tropical storm that's really no big deal - and a Category 1 hurricane with 90 mile per hour winds", Masters said.
Early indications are that we see a tropical storm that moves north and eventually northeast through the Gulf and makes landfall near the Florida panhandle. It is likely to become a tropical depression or storm in the next two to five days in the Caribbean or the Gulf.
Forecasters said showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure near Cabo Gracias a Dios on the eastern border of Honduras and Nicaragua became more concentrated this morning.
At this time, tropical development or not, this is not an immediate concern for Texas. The Atlantic Basin hurricane season, which includes the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, runs through the end of November. At this point it is just something to watch, but regardless expect rain chances to increase next week.
We're talking temperatures that could be in the 60s and low 70s during the day and 40s at night. This rain is predicted to start on Tuesday and linger through the rest of the week.