The Office of Emergency Management and the Spaceflight Meteorology Group continue to monitor the developing weather, and Center Operations continues to prepare site for potential impacts.
From the Spaceflight Meteorology Group:
At 1000 AM CDT the center of Tropical Storm Laura was located near latitude 21.2 N 80.6 W or about 1060 miles southeast of JSC. Laura is moving toward WNW near 20 mph. A turn toward the northwest is forecast by Wednesday, and a northwestward to north-northwestward motion should continue through Wednesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Laura will move over the Caribbean Sea just offshore of the southern coast of Cuba this afternoon, cross western Cuba this evening, and move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico overnight. Laura is then forecast to move over the central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday, and approach the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday night. Laura is forecast to become a hurricane on Tuesday, with additional strengthening forecast on Wednesday. JSC remains near the edge of the NHC forecast cone. It is possible a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watch could be issued later today for the upper Texas coast.
Tropical Storm Marco is a weakening storm and is expected to continue decreasing. Impacts to JSC will be negligible from Marco.
The next JSC Emergency Notification System advisory will be issued late this afternoon.
Tropical Weather Info from National Hurricane Center: