A tropical disturbance with a 70% chance of development in the next 48 hours is being monitored by Galveston County Emergency Management and our partners at the National Weather Service. There is no predicted impact on Galveston County at this time. Hurricane season is 68 days from ending. You should be prepared now. Make sure you make a plan, build a kit, and stay informed. Follow us and our partners on twitter @galvcountyoem and @NWSHouston for up to day and quick information.
Although upper-level winds are currently inhibiting development, the environment is forecast to gradually become more favorable in a couple of days, and a tropical depression is likely to form at that time. The disturbance is forecast to move west-northwestward across the eastern Caribbean Sea during the next day or two, and be over
the central Caribbean Sea this weekend. Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are likely to affect the Windward Islands, northern Venezuela, and the ABC island chain today. These impacts are likely to spread to northeastern Colombia later this evening.