From the Spaceflight Meteorology Group: The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of showers and thunderstorms in the central Gulf of Mexico expected to become a tropical depression later today. The estimated center was located at 25.0N 89.9W or 445 miles southeast of JSC, moving west at 16 MPH. Maximum sustained winds were 30 MPH. The system is forecast to make landfall tomorrow in south Texas possibly as a weak tropical storm. Any impacts to JSC should be negligible.

The next update will be issued later this afternoon. NHC is currently denoting this disturbance as “Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine”.

Tropical Weather Info from National Hurricane Center: