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Potential Tropical Cyclone 1 forms in Gulf of Mexico as Texas braces for flooding

todayJune 17, 2024 3

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Potential Tropical Cyclone One has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, and could be on its way to becoming the first named tropical system of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season.A potential tropical cyclone is a designation used by the National Hurricane Center to indicate a disturbance that is not yet a tropical storm but has the potential to bring that kind of weather to the U.S. within 48 hours.Potential Tropical Cyclone One is forecast to bring heavy rain and coastal flooding to much of the Texas Gulf Coast even though the center of the storm likely won’t make landfall in the U.S.The system is expected to strengthen and would likely get the first name on the list for the 2024 season – Alberto.Here’s everything you need to know about Potential Tropical Cyclone One.Potential Tropical Cyclone One is located in the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico.WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TROPICAL DEPRESSION, TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE?A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Texas coast from Port O’Connor to the mouth of the Rio Grande. A Tropical Storm Watch has also been issued for parts of Mexico’s coast.2024 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON GUIDE: HERE’S WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS YEAR’S STORMSA Flood Watch has been issued in parts of Texas, where heavy rain is forecast. The watch stretches from Beaumont to Corpus Christi and inland to Laredo, and includes the Houston metro area.HOW TO PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASONA Coastal Flood Watch has also been issued for most of the Texas coastline, where forecasters say numerous roads and low-lying property could be flooded. Rip currents will also be a serious threat along the Texas coast.Potential Tropical Cyclone One is expected to become a tropical storm within 36 hours and make landfall in Mexico within 72 hours.A LOOK AT HOW THE HURRICANE FORECAST CONE WILL BE DIFFERENT IN 2024

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