Tropical storm Don is forecast to move into southern Texas or extreme northeastern Mexico sometime tonight but will quickly dissipate. The storm will have no impact on our weather here in the Pine Belt.
We have a new tropical wave this morning that bears very close watching. The system is 1200 miles east of the Leeward Islands and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center feel that conditions are favorable for it to develop. If it does become a named storm it will be called Emily.
This is about the time of year that the tropics usually become active and now is a good time to have your hurricane action plans in place just in case one happens to threaten our area.