UPDATE: Hurricane Ingrid in the Gulf Won't Threaten Texas, but May Bring Rain
No threat to Texas, but Ingrid could bring rain later this week.
Update: Ingrid made landfall this morning. It appears she isn't much of a threat to Texas for rain, unfortunately, but we will have a good chance at tropical moisture by the end of the week from the Gulf. More on that tomorrow in my regular weekly weather update.
The second hurricane of the year is currently in the extreme southern Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to make landfall in Mexico late today or early Tuesday. It won't reach more than category 1 status, but it will bring a tremendous amount of rain to Mexico. It could be a very dangerous situation there due to flooding and mudslides.
Southern Texas should get a little rain thanks to Ingrid, but as the week goes on, the remnants of the storm may actually bring quite a bit of rain to much of Texas as it gradually meanders north.
In fact, by the end of the week, we could see fairly significant amounts of rainfall depending on the exact track of of the storm after landfall.
We have already passed the peak of hurricane season with only two hurricanes this year and none greater than category 1. That doesn't mean we won't see more storms in the Atlantic, but the closer we get to the end of September, the more likely the Texas coastline will find itself free from hurricanes for another year.
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