The National Weather Service says the system in the Gulf has the potential to become a dangerous hurricane. Emergency planners along the coast are preparing for any possibility. The latest from the National Hurricane Center:
Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Wed Jul 10 2019
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. A broad low pressure area located over the northeastern Gulf of
Mexico about 100 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida,
is producing widespread cloudiness and disorganized showers and
thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are conducive for
development of this system, and a tropical depression is expected
to form late today or Thursday while the low moves slowly westward
across the northern Gulf of Mexico. An Air Force Reserve Unit
reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance
this afternoon. This system could produce storm surge and tropical-
storm- or hurricane-force winds across portions of the Louisiana,
Mississippi, and Upper Texas coasts later this week, and interests
there should closely monitor its progress. In addition, this
disturbance has the potential to produce very heavy rainfall from
the Upper Texas Coast to the Florida Panhandle. For more
information, please see products issued by your local weather
forecast office and the NOAA Weather Prediction Center.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.
With the possibility of up to eight inches of rain in Harrison County through Monday, the chance of flooding in low-lying and flood-prone areas has increased.
Self-serve sand bag stations are available at the following locations:
·Harrison County Road Department at 11076 Lorraine Road
·D’Iberville Work Center at 190085 1st Ave. W
·Lyman Work Center at 15001 County Farm Road
·Woolmarket Work Center at 16395 Old Woolmarket Road
·District 4 Work Center at 8300 34th Ave. in Gulfport
·Long Beach Work Center at 605 N. Seal Ave.
This list may grow as the cities may add additional stations.
The tropics were definately the focus of "Gulf Coast Mornings with Kelly Bennett and Uncle Henry" this July 10th.