Tropical system in Gulf could dump rain over the weekend
Cooler temperatures and lower humidity on Thursday morning will be giving way to hotter temperatures and more humid weather as a tropical system moves northward through the Gulf of Mexico.
“We started off with really nice conditions this morning with temperatures 8 to 10 degrees cooler than normal,” said WXXV Chief Meteorologist Rob Knight.
“But that will dramatically change over the next 24 hours.”
That’s because a tropical system, which is now Invest 92-L, could develop into a depression and dump 6-8 inches over the weekend, Knight said.
As of noon, the system carried winds of 30 mph and was moving north at 6 mph, indicating a path toward Port Arthur, Texas.
The system will bring rain into the forecast starting Friday, with a 100 percent chance of rain on Saturday.
As a precaution, sandbags are being made available for people who could experience flooding.
Sandbags are available at the following locations:
- Orange Grove Community Center
- The Fire Station on 42nd Avenue
- The intersection of Hewes Avenue and Glover Street
- Public Works at 712 Pine Drive
- Hancock County Horse Arena, 4184 Kiln Delisle Road
- Old Hancock County Complex, 3068 Longfellow Drive
- Lakeshore Community Center, 6440 Lower Bay Road
- Bayside Fire Department, 6215 West Hinds Street
- West Hancock Fire Department, 16006 Washington Street
- Diamondhead City Hall, 5000 Diamondhead Circle