The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey could redevelop into a tropical storm later this week as the storm approaches the Texas coast and depending on what happens after that, Harvey could be a rainmaker this weekend in Central Texas.
As the 2017 Hurricane season continues, forecasters are paying close attention to two areas - including one which is making a revival as a named storm. Harvey is an elongated area of low pressure, or a trough.
In the above video, Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzismmons brings us up to speed on the forecast track and impact for Texas. It could possible intensify to a Category 2, according to the National Weather Service.
Harvey is also expected to produce 3 to 9 inches of rain in portions of south, central, and northeast Texas and the rest of the lower Mississippi Valley. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center give the current disturbance a 90 percent chance of forming a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours and a 100 percent chance over the next five days.
As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, the remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey were located over the Yucatan Peninsula.
The bulk of this morning's computer models show landfall occurring along the middle Texas coast on Friday evening.
High pressure over the Western US, another area over the Central and Eastern Gulf, plus a stalled front in Texas will slow Harvey to a near stand still, now forecast over South Texas.
Model data suggests that Harvey and the remnants will move into IN into the early part of September!
By Thursday and Friday, the front is expected to stall to our south, keeping rain chances out of our area. Harvey will help push in more tropical moisture, but for the next few days drier air from the north will keep us mainly dry.
Rough surf, storm surge of four to six feet, and locally heavy rain will be concerns for parts of the coastline.
Harvey becomes less organized and described as "remnants" in the latest Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigation.