The JSC Office of Emergency Management and the Spaceflight Meterology Group are monitoring tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Here is the latest from the Spaceflight Meteorology Group:

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an a large broad circulation in the Bay of Campeche for possible development into a tropical depression or cyclone. This does not look to be a classic textbook like development as the main impacts will be well north of the center of circulation. Regardless of tropical designation the JSC impacts will be the same…heavy rainfall Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

A Flood Watch will be in effect beginning 7PM CDT Tuesday evening valid until 1AM Thursday morning. Heavy rainfall, 4 to 6 inches, is possible Tuesday night as moisture from the tropical disturbance well south in the Gulf is flung towards JSC. Rainfall rates could be in the 1 to 3 inch per hour rate in heavier storms and could produce flash flooding.