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Weather Blog: Sunday 10 pm Debby Update

Weather Blog: Sunday 10 pm Debby Update

by Gene Norman / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:54 AM

Debby is doing a slow dance in the northern Gulf, bringing a day of misery to Florida.  Rainfall from some of our WeatherBug sites topped a foot and there's more yet to come.  The storm is still fairly dis-organized with heavy rain north and east of the center and nothing west or south of it.  Dry air pockets are being drawn into those parts of the storm, choking development.  So it is really a waiting game to see how long Debby meanders in this part of the Gulf before moving.  The current track moves the storm slowly toward a Florida landfall, but not until Thursday.

There are two influences tugging at this storm.  First is a trough of low pressure in the jet stream set to slide out of the mid-west and pick the storm up.  The second is the high heat dome that's been scorching Texas.  If the trough can nudge the storm toward the Florida coast, it would have no chance to move west toward Texas.  However, if in lingering in the Gulf, the trough passes by without influencing the storm, there is a slight chance the storm could still nudge westward.  This second forecast is looking less and less likely.

Stay aware and informed as the storm continues to churn and look for the next update on the track with David Paul first thing Monday morning on KHOU 11 News at 4:30 am.

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