AccuWeather: Low Pressure Area Likely to be 10th Tropical Depression
AccuWeather.com reports that an area of low pressure that has entered the Gulf of Mexico could be named the 10th tropical depression. It is likely that a tropical depression will form in the next 12 to 24 hours as the system becomes better organized and moves west over the warm water of the Gulf. The system could intensify into Tropical Storm Jerry on Friday, before impacting the central Gulf Coast late Friday or early Saturday.
The tropical system is expected to move toward Texas or Louisiana over the weekend, threatening gas and oils fields as well as refineries in the northwest Gulf of Mexico and nearby coastal areas. All interests in the Gulf and along the Gulf Coast from Alabama to central Texas coast should closely monitor the storm's development.