HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) An area of low pressure is bringing rain to the East Coast of the U.S. The National Hurricane Center continues to watch it, suggesting there is a low 20% chance of formation of a tropical cyclone. It will have to battle some unfavorable conditions, mainly strong upper-level winds. Regardless, it will bring wet weather to the East Coast this weekend. Potentially one to two inches or more.
Much farther away from the U.S., south of Mexico, a tropical storm will likely form, and could potentially impact us here in Houston.
Assuming this storm forms, models are hinting at the remnant low of this storm-to-be moving northward through Mexico next week. If things time out just right, the moisture from this storm could arrive here in time to meet up with a weak cold front on Thursday. That would result in some fairly widespread rain. We’ll be watching it.