The tropics are once again active with newly formed Tropical Depression # 5 forming in the Bay of Campeche well to our south. The depression is expected to continue moving west-northwest toward Mexico and should make landfall in about 36 hours or so somewhere south of the Texas/Mexico border. This means it will pose NO threat whatsoever to Southwest Louisiana! The depression will be battling wind shear up until landfall which will likely keep it from gaining much strength, however the water is quite warm and it could gain enough strength to become a tropical storm before landfall. If it gains enough strength to become a tropical storm the next name on the list is Dolly. Again this poses absolutely NO threat to Southwest Louisiana.
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