On the first day of hurricane season, Gulf disturbance expected to bring heavy rain to Houston

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A tropical disturbance in the southern Gulf of Mexico might bring some wet weather to Southeast Texas next week.

The system is currently moving toward southern Mexico and could approach the Houston region by the middle of next week, according to the National Weather Service. If it does, expect widespread showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday, with the coastal counties seeing heavy rainfall beginning Wednesday night.

Sea levels may also rise with the rain, with tides and rip currents on the increase as well.

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Most of the National Weather Service models show the moisture plume heading east into Louisiana by Friday.

The Atlantic hurricane season begins today.