A disturbance over Mississippi is expected to move into the northeast Gulf of Mexico with an 80 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or a tropical storm by Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
The system, which could develop into a tropical depression as early as Wednesday, could impact southeast Texas or Louisiana, forecasters say. People may start feeling the impacts of the storm through Sunday.
The forecast can change and this would be a good opportunity to review your hurricane preparedness plans,” the weather service said.
Aside from the tropical system, this week brings more steamy temperatures to the Houston area. The heat index for Monday is expected to hit 100 or greater by 11 a.m.
By mid-afternoon, the heat index is expected to peak between 104 and 107 with the possibility of rising to 108, forecasters say. Those readings are expected to repeat Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday could get even hotter. Heat indexes closer to the coast could peak between 106 and 110, the weather service said