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Weather Blog: Watching The Gulf As Colin Fades

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:49 PM

Just a fast as Colin washed up on the Bermuda shore with a couple of inches of rain, the gulf may become more active this week. It's not uncommon sometimes for a tropical disturbance to develop on the heels of a dieing frontal boundary. That apparently might be happening in the Eastern gulf this week. The Northern gulf waters are quite warm and the region will experience very little wind shear over the next few days. What this means is that the region is ripe for tropical weather formation. If anything does form early, Hurricane models show a Westerly track across the gulf. Although still too early to tell for sure, some of our more reliable models show a tropical storm forming in the Northcentral gulf Wednesday very near the zone of the oil spill. With that in mind it's great the oil leak has been plugged.

Southerly air flow and a high pressure ridge overhead will keep the heat advisory in place for Houston and all of Harris county. A cooler sea breeze and slightly less humidity will keep Galveston out of the heat advisory Monday. For Houston chances are the heat advisory may be extended until Tuesday or at least until the rain comes in after midweek.

Keep watching channel 11 and check hurricane central on our web page for the latest on the tropical weather disturbance in the gulf.

 

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