HOUSTON - Let me say right away that this tropical swirl is not likely to develop. There's a ton of wind shear that is forecast to rip it apart before it can form. However it should be noted that if this does become a named tropical system, it could track our way. Even with this limited potential, we are watching this carefully all weekend and will tell you of any threats. It's not unheard of that one of these can quickly and unexpectedly become a problem. We've seen that happen before and we'll no doubt, see it again.
As of now, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting a medium chance that this develops, citing limiting factors which include continued moderate levels of wind shear. Simply, the atmosphere is not favorable for it to strengthen. That's good news for us.
Of pure coincidence, it's in the same geographic position and looks similar to how Hermine looked a few days before it became a hurricane. This should serve to remind that conditions can change quite quickly in the Gulf of Mexico and considering tomorrow is the statistical peak of the hurricane season, do stay tuned to KHOU 11.
Models take the system due west, should it survive the next 2-3 days.