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Watching the Gulf: Tropical moisture headed for the Texas Coast

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Modest chance for development into a tropical depression or tropical storm

A tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico will bring heavy rains to the Texas Coast (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

In the dry summer months, we often look to tropical systems to bring us much-needed rain. For the remainder of the week, we'll be keeping our eyes on the Gulf of Mexico, as a tropical wave could bring drought relief for at least some Texans.

What We Know

Heaviest rains Thursday (6/30) and Friday (7/1) will be along the Texas Coast (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

Types of Tropical Systems

There are several types of tropical systems, or cyclones. Meteorologist Sarah Spivey explains below.

KSAT Meteorologist Sarah Spivey takes some time to describe the different types of tropical systems.

Stay Alert

To get be prepared during hurricane season, be sure to bookmark our hurricane page or download the KSAT Hurricane Tracker App. You can also find your local forecast anytime on the KSAT Weather page.

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About the Author:
Sarah Spivey

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT. She has been a proud member of the KSAT Weather Authority Team since 2017. Sarah is a Clark High School and Texas A&M University graduate. She previously worked at KETN News. When Sarah is not busy forecasting, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat, and playing music.

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