June 27, 2010 - Our First Tropical Storm

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

Tropical Storm Alex is moving over the Yucatan, but where does he go from there? Read on in this Sunday edition of Mallory's Weather Blog!

All eyes remain on the first tropical cyclone of the season as oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico. Computer models continue to diverge on solutions when it comes to landfall. About 60% of the models take Alex into eastern Mexico, just south of the Mexico/Texas border. Other models continue to take Alex closer to the Texas/Louisiana border. This is all dependent on how the large scale weather pattern evolves through the center portion of the United States over the next several days.

Currently, the National Hurricane Center has Alex weakening to a tropical depression over the Yucatan before moving back into the western Gulf of Mexico. This will be a prime environment for Alex to strengthen and regain tropical storm status and possibly reach hurricane status before making a final landfall. Landfall looks to be in the Wednesday-Thursday time frame. However, if Alex pushes further east into the Gulf, landfall may be pushed to next Friday.

WHSV will have the latest updates for you on air and online - and I'll put an update about Alex in each of my blogs until he's no longer an issue!

Enjoy your Sunday!

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