From the National Hurricane Center:
A broad low pressure area located over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida, is producing widespread cloudiness and disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are conducive for development of this system, and a tropical depression is expected to form late Wednesday or Thursday while the low moves slowly westward
across the northern Gulf of Mexico. An Air Force Reserve Unit reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon. This system could produce storm surge and tropical-storm- or hurricane-force winds across portions of the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Upper Texas coasts later this week, and interests there should closely monitor its progress. In addition, this disturbance has the potential to produce very heavy rainfall from the Upper Texas Coast to the Florida Panhandle.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent.
Impacts in Acadiana:
Time framing of impacts will be Friday-Sunday. Although the exact location and magnitude of the impacts are uncertain there is increase concern for wind and surge hazards, along with excessive rainfall. Get your hurricane preparations done now.