From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard – Here is our latest update on Invest 99L and an unnamed disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico off of Louisiana. We will provide another update after a 4PM conference call with the NWS this afternoon and through the weekend. Individuals, businesses and agencies should closely monitor the weather for further developments.
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is still monitoring Invest 99L in the Bahamas. According to NHC, this system has a low (20%) chance of developing into a tropical cyclone through this weekend while it is in the Bahamas, but a medium (60%) chance of development when it enters the Gulf of Mexico early next week.
Meanwhile an area of disturbed weather off the Louisiana coast has a low (10%) chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, as it moves to the west and reaches the Texas coast this weekend. This system will bring the potential for heavy rains (2 to 4 inches) and higher tides for areas along and south of the I-10 corridor of southeast Texas and southwest and south central Louisiana. If heavy rain moves into areas that are still recovering from the flood of two weekends ago, additional flooding will be possible.