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Tropical Storm Franklin Forms, Not a Threat to Southeast Texas

The National Hurricane Center is also monitoring another tropical system in the Atlantic that has the potential to develop into a tropical storm in the next five days.


The system in the western Caribbean Sea is now Tropical Storm Franklin. The storm could strengthen further after it crosses the Yucatan into the southern Gulf. Franklin could bring an increase in waves and swell to the coastal waters late this week, otherwise should have little impact on SE Texas.

Closer to home periods of rain and thunderstorms will occur over SE Texas over the next few days. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches will be possible mainly north of interstate 10. Localized street or poor drainage flooding will be possible with the heavier downpours.

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