Tropical Update: Areas of concern being monitored

The tropics are heating up with 3 areas of concern that the National Hurricane Center will be monitoring. There's an area around Florida, the Southwest Gulf of Mexico & in the eastern Pacific that's being monitored for tropical cyclone development. In Southeast Texas, our main focus will be the possible development of a broad area of low pressure in the SW Gulf of Mexico. Right now, there's a 30% chance that a tropical system could develop in the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico over the next 7 days. If it develops, this system should stay to our south but will spread a plume of tropical moisture our way early next week. This will mean the risk for tropical downpours that could increase our flood threat. Models are showing the possibility of 2-4" of rain through Tuesday for parts of the area. Keep checking back for more updates!

Tropical Update: First tropical wave in the Gulf

The first tropical wave of the season has formed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Invest 90-L. Tropical moisture from this new disturbance in the eastern Gulf of Mexico will bring a big flood threat to South Florida in the next few days. This disturbance will not impact SE Texas. But another big plume of tropical moisture is forecast to surge into the Gulf early next week. There's a chance a weak Gulf low could develop. But whether we get a tropical system or not, our rain chances will likely be going up early next week. So plan on more rain that could be heavy at times on Monday and Tuesday. Keep checking back as we get more model updates.

Tropical Weather Forecast - June 9, 2024

While things have been quiet so far in the Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Gulf of Mexico is expected to see a lot of thunderstorm activity coming up this week. Nothing organized is expected for now, but parts of Florida could see way more rain than it needs right now.

Tropical Weather Forecast - June 8, 2024

The start of hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin remains quiet, but subtle changes are in the works. This week may not see any tropical cyclone formations but there is expected to be a lot more rain in and around the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Weather Forecast - June 7, 2024

Some scattered showers and storms are expected to impact parts of the Caribbean and Central America through the weekend. But models are not showing any areas of low pressure developing that could turn into a tropical system. Get the latest on how to be prepared for a hurricane on FOX Local!

Tropical Weather Forecast - June 6, 2024

It's officially hurricane season! During this first week of the 2024 hurricane season, the Atlantic Basin has been quiet. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected for at least another week. Check Fox Local for more details on hurricane season and how you and your family can prepare!

Tropical Weather Forecast - June 5, 2024

Atlantic, Caribbean & Gulf of Mexico remain quiet with no activity expected the next 7 days. Hurricane season runs through the end of November and is expected to produce an above average number of storms. Download our smart tv app Fox Local for more details on this Hurricane season and ways you can make sure your family is prepared!

Tropical Weather Forecast - June 4, 2024

On this 4th day of the 2024 hurricane season, all is quiet across the Atlantic, Caribbean, & Gulf of Mexico. National Hurricane Center does not expect any tropical development for at least the next 7 days. Check out our smart TV app FOX Local on how you can prepare for what is expected to be an active hurricane season!

Tropical Weather Forecast - June 3, 2024

We are officially in the first week of the Atlantic hurricane season. Although CSU & NOAA forecasts are calling for a very busy season, things are quiet now and should stay that way over the next week. But hurricane season runs through November 30th. So now is the time to prepare while things are quiet. Head over to our smart tv app FOX Local to find out how to plan for a typical system!

Tropical Weather Forecast - June 2, 2024

FOX 26 Meteorologist Remeisha Shade has the latest on what's happening in the tropics on this second day of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season. She also had an update on the severe storm threat for Houston.

Hurricane Gear Test preview: What to expect!

June 1 is the official start to hurricane season and meteorologist John Dawson will be back to review and talk about all the supplies you may need in your hurricane kits! Here's a preview of what to expect this year on the Hurricane Gear Test.

JD's Emergency Gear Test: Lights

We need to be ready for life disruptions any time of the year. From ice storms to springtime severe weather, we have plenty of opportunities to use our hurricane supplies. FOX 26 Meteorologist John Dawson is focusing on emergency lighting.