Will we taste the tropics this week?

Because we haven’t gotten enough rain in the last month.

The National Hurricane Center's preliminary forecast shows the system moving west of Lafayette.

The Air Force Reserve sent another hurricane hunter aircraft into the a tropical disturbance in the south-central Gulf of Mexico Monday morning as forecasters try to get a better picture of what the disturbance may become as it moves northwest into the Gulf.

The National Hurricane Center in Florida tells that there’s a high chance the disturbance will become a tropical depression or tropical storm by Tuesday. The Times-Picayune’s website also reports that even if a tropical storm doesn’t form, “tropical weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and flooding, could reach the middle and upper Texas and western Louisiana coastlines late Monday or early Tuesday.”

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