The Office of Emergency Management and the Spaceflight Meteorology Group continue to monitor the developing weather in the Gulf.
Here is the latest update from the Spaceflight Meteorology Group:
At 4PM CDT, Hurricane Marco was located at 25.8 N 87,8 W or 515 miles SE of JSC, moving NNW at 13 MPH. Maximum sustained winds were 75 MPH. A turn to the northwest is expected later tonight followed by a turn to the west-northwest by Monday night. On the forecast track, Marco will be near the Louisiana coast Monday afternoon, and move near or over the coast through Tuesday.
At 4PM CDT Tropical Storm Laura was located at 19.5N 75.2W between Cuba and Haiti or about 1420 miles southeast of JSC. Movement was WNW at 21 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 60 mph. A turn toward the northwest is forecast by Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Laura will move near or over southern coast Cuba tonight and Monday, and move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico Monday night and Tuesday. Laura is expected to move over the central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday. While the details of the long-range track and intensity forecasts remain uncertain, Laura is forecast to strengthen over the Gulf of Mexico and there is an increasing risk of dangerous storm surge, wind, and rainfall impacts along portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast, including JSC, by the middle of the week.
Tropical Weather Info from National Hurricane Center: