As the oil slick continues to grow in the gulf, cleanup efforts this weekend may come to a halt as mother nature churns up the ocean
waters. Latest buoy data parked offshore near the oil slick reveals 6 - 7ft seas that hamper oil containment booms and smaller vessels doing cleanup work. The worst case scenario is that strong southeast breezes will push the oil slick further inland towards inlets and coastal marshes making for an already grim situation for residents and wildlife even worse. The stronger thunderstorms will stay onshore but the winds will stay high all weekend with seas staying the 6 - 7ft range due to winds from the southeast at 20-25kts all weekend.
Houston's beach weather also remains questionable with dense sea fog and mist moving onshore ahead of a very slow moving cold front that will make a push into town Sunday morning. This will keep rain chances high as low level moisture continues to surge up and under an inversion causing light rain on and off for most of Saturday. The rain chances should peak Sunday morning with the odds for a stronger thunderstorm near the front. Temperature range remains from the upper 70s to the mid 80s depending on the amount of cloud cover and rainfall.
Have a great weekend in spite of the gloomy wet forecast.