Potential Tropical Cyclone 04L
Saturday, August 20, 2022

Current Snapshot

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:

Potential-Tropical Cyclone 04L…is located about 60 miles southwest of the Mouth of the Rio Grande – Last Advisory

Southwestern Gulf of Mexico:

DISTURBANCE HAS MOVED INLAND OVER NORTHEASTERN MEXICO AND THE CHANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT HAS ENDED…HEAVY RAINS STILL POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN MEXICO AND SOUTH TEXAS

The system is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h). A north-northwestward motion is expected until the system dissipates on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Weakening is forecast, and the disturbance is expected to dissipate
on Sunday.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…near 0 percent

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND: Locally gusty winds in squalls are possible over portions of northeastern Mexico and southern Texas tonight.

RAINFALL: The disturbance is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches, with isolated totals of 5 inches, along the northeastern coast of Mexico across the state of Tamaulipas today. These rains could produce isolated flash flooding across coastal northeast Mexico. Rainfall amounts of less than an inch are expected farther to the north across far South Texas.

 

>>> Eastern Tropical Atlantic:

A tropical wave located between the west coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to be marginally conducive for gradual development of this system while it moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic during the early to middle part of next week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent