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Low pressure system off Texas coast continues to move inland

Orlando Sentinel logoOrlando Sentinel 8/15/2022 Richard Tribou, Elainie Barraza, Orlando Sentinel
The tropical outlook as of 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. © Orlando Sentinel/TNS The tropical outlook as of 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.

The National Hurricane Center continues to keep its eye on a low pressure area located off the Texas coast.

In its 2 p.m. Sunday tropical update, the NHC said that a large area of showers and thunderstorms continues to move over southern Texas in association with the low pressure area located inland.

The NHC gives the system a 0% chance of additional development, but heavy rainfall could cause localized flash flooding through Monday.

“Although there is some potential for land interaction to cause the disturbance to become better defined while moving onshore Sunday morning, significant development of the system is not anticipated,” forecasters said.

Whether or not the system grows, local rain is possible along the Texas coast through the weekend.

Hurricane season is approaching the portion of the year known as the peak of season, which is known for the most prolific production of storms between mid-August and mid-October, with Sept. 10 recorded as the statistically most productive day of storms in the tropics.

So far, the 2022 season has seen three named storms: Alex, Bonnie and Colin. Based on historical averages, the fourth named storm of the year typically appears by Aug. 15. If a system were to emerge, it would receive the name Danielle.

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reaffirmed its preseason prediction of an above-average hurricane season with a range of 14 to 21 named storms. The NOAA expects most of those storms to emerge at the peak of the season.

Hurricane season ends on Nov. 30.

Staff writer Joe Mario Pedersen contribute to this report.

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