12:45 PM CDT | July 31, 2017
Tropical Storm Emily developed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico this morning. It is affecting Florida today but is expected to weaken as it moves across the state. Once over water again, Emily is expected to strengthen off the Southeast Coast. This will have no impact on Texas..
This is the just the start of the more active period forecast by Texas Storm Watch on July 12th. Those who follow this blog closely have known that we would see the Gulf of Mexico and Western Atlantic become more favorable for tropical development in late July and early August. Texas Storm Watch will keep you posted on the latest.