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Weather Blog: TD 13 likely to become Tropical Storm Lee early Friday

by Gene Norman / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 9:39 PM

TD 13 hasn't become Tropical Storm Lee just yet, but that will likely happen sometime Friday.  As of 10 pm Thursday, the system has slowed down, which is never a good thing for a tropical system in the Gulf.  Right now, it is still lop-sided as shear on the left side of the storm is inhibiting growth.

The forecast has changed little, only bringing the center of the storm across the Southwest Louisiana coast later in the day on Sunday than was previously forecast.  This still brings torrential, flooding rains to southeastern Louisiana from tomorrow through Labor Day.  Some estimates show that as much as 20" could fall in this area.

Again, I can't emphasize enough that even though the track takes the storm to our east, this is not a guarantee as weak upper-level steering conditions will allow the low to wobble.  It is entirely possible that the low could wobble closer to the Texas coast.  Stay updated with the latest on KHOU 11 News and khou.com.

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