Today provides a reminder that hurricane season is not yet over. Tropical Depression 28 has formed and is expected to gradually increase in strength and move northward into the Gulf of Mexico. It is not anticipated to threaten Southeast Texas but is expected to come close enough that it is prudent to monitor the storm.
Indeed, we are quite late in the hurricane season, and increasingly routine cold fronts moving through our area tend to protect us from tropical impact. This is likely to be the case with this storm as well. However, the storm is forecast to come close enough to our area, that any delay in the frontal passage could result in the storm moving closer to Southeast Texas. Confidence is high that impacts to our area will be indirect, and largely limited to the nearshore Gulf waters – but it will still be wise to monitor this storm and ensure this remains the expected result.