Tropical Storm Vicente forms off Guatemalan coast, may bring rain to Texas

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HOUSTON – The Eastern Pacific is getting a little active again, with Tropical Storm Vicente off the Guatemalan coast and another area of low pressure that has a 90 percent chance of development over the next 48 hours southwest of the southern Mexican coast. Both storms are moving west-northwest over the next few days.

Here’s what you should know about it:

What we know

Both Vicente and the new storm will move just offshore of the Mexican coastline over the weekend and into next week. Vicente moves inland by this weekend, and the next storm, which will strengthen into likely Hurricane Willa, will smash into Central Mexico along the coast and then move inland. Eventually the remnants of that storm will slide across Texas, enhancing our rain chances late Thursday into Friday.

What we don’t know

It is too early to tell exactly where and when landfall will be along the Mexican coastline and at what strength either of these systems will be. Travelers along the western Mexican coastline need to be prepared for very wet and windy conditions at times this weekend and next week and should monitor future weather forecasts for updates.

Bottom line

Although minimal impacts are expected for Southeast Texas aside from some increased rain chances for next week, if you are traveling into that region, you need to keep up to date on changes that will likely occur on a daily basis.

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