Texas prepares as tropical disturbance nears the Gulf

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While it's too early to predict the exact track or impact this system could have, it certainly has the attention of forecasters and officials in Texas, Louisiana, and northeastern Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center's latest update now gives the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico a 50-percent chance of developing into at least a tropical depression, down from its peak of 70 percent.

The United States is already bracing for Hurricane Florence, a major Category 4 hurricane expected to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast on Friday, bringing high winds and days of heavy rains.

While it might not turn into a true Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm, a disturbance near the Yucatan Peninsula shows a pretty good chance of delivering rain to the Gulf Coast.

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Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. But forecasters also said the opposite could happen when it brushed up against strong wind shear.

If Invest 95L becomes a tropical storm or hurricane, the next name on the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane names list is Tropical Storm Joyce or Hurricane Joyce.

A tropical wave could strengthen as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico today, forecasters said.

Upper-level winds aren't great for development at the moment, but as the system drifts northwestward, it'll gain energy from the warm Gulf waters and upper-level winds should become more conducive for tropical development.

Tropical models are trending towards to lower or middle Texas Coast for Friday evening.

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