Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico

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HOUSTON —The National Weather Service has confirmed that Tropical Storm Cindy has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm has sustained winds of 45 mph. As of early Tuesday, the storm was just a few hundred miles away from Houston.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Harris, Galveston, Liberty and Chambers counties. Click here to see more weather advisories. 

Tropical Storm Bret continues to  form, but it will most likely not be a threat to Houston residents, according to a message from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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The storm is moving along a path, that’s pointed towards far east Texas and Louisiana, will hit towards either the upper Texas coastline or the southwestern Louisiana coastline through Wednesday night until Thursday morning.

Swirling just off the coast of Venezuela, it is the second tropical storm named of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Officials said Bret will pose no threat to the Texas Gulf Coast and is not the storm currently located in the Gulf of Mexico.

On Tuesday, Houston can expect highs of up to 92 degrees and humidity of 77 percent but no rain.

(Source: Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

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