A look at the tropics on this Saturday the 16th highlights 2 areas we'll be keeping an eye on. In the Atlantic Basin, we still have a disorganized area of rain and t-storms in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Recent observations have not indicated a surface circulation. Even without an organized center of circulation, the environmental conditions will continue to allow heavy rain and some gusty wind to reach portions of the Texas and Louisiana coast. The probability for any organized tropical development remains low at 20%. In the Pacific, the only active system on the board is Tropical Storm Carlotta. The 10 PM advisory clocked Carlotta's maximum wind speed at 65 mph. It's hugging the Mexican coast but will slowly drift over land tomorrow and Monday. As it does, Carlotta will weaken to a Depression Monday morning. Beyond Monday, the remnants of the system should be gone and Carlotta should be no more no later than Tuesday.
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