CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — While Tropical Storm Marco quickly decays along the Louisiana coast, Tropical Storm Laura is gaining strength and is poised to have a major impact on the upper Texas and Western Louisiana coasts.
Its effect on the Coastal Bend is yet to be determined, with the ultimate path and intensity uncertain.
Marco continues to degenerate as it encounters coastal friction and mid-level wind shear. Its track will work westward and ultimately have little impact on the Coastal Bend.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Laura will intensify to become a hurricane, striking the Gulf Coast midweek, somewhere around the mouth of the Sabine River.
Peripheral moisture from this system will bring scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms to the Coastal Bend, but rainfall totals should be less than an inch.
Isolated showers will continue for the region Friday and Saturday, with another disturbance bringing scattered storms on Sunday.
Highs will remain in the lower to middle 90s, with lows in the upper 70s to around 80.