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Potential tropical system targets Mexico, but Texas and Louisiana could get drenched

An area of low pressure continues to meander toward the northeastern coast of Mexico on June 4, 2019, potentially becoming the second named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. [National Hurricane Center]
An area of low pressure continues to meander toward the northeastern coast of Mexico on June 4, 2019, potentially becoming the second named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. [National Hurricane Center]
Published Jun. 4, 2019

An area of low pressure continues to meander toward the northeastern coast of Mexico, potentially becoming the second named storm of the 2019 hurricane season.

The system is disorganized early Tuesday morning as it makes its way northwest near the Bay of Campeche, according to the National Hurricane Center. However, it still has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone later in the day.

If it does strengthen, it would be named Barry.

It is forecast to produce heavy rain over portions of southern and eastern Mexico in the next few days, but of concern is the track. Some models have the storm shifting north, along the Texas coast and perhaps dumping severe downpours on southeastern Texas and Louisiana.

Forecasters do not expect Florida to be impacted.

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