Tropical Storm Bret Forms, Not a Threat to Texas

Tropical Storm Bret has formed off the coast of Venezuela. It is the
second named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Bret is not a
threat to Texas Gulf Coast.

Bret’s initial wind speed is 40 mph and forecasters are not expecting
it to strengthen. The storm could dissipate within 36 hours.

 

Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

  • Tropical Storm Bret is currently about 20 miles east-northeast of Isla Margarita, moving swiftly toward the west-northwest.
  • Bret is expected to track across the extreme southeastern Caribbean Sea Tuesday.
  • Tropical storm warnings are in effect for portions of the northeastern coast of Venezuela.
  • Heavy rain, gusty winds and increased seas are expected to be the main threats in these areas into Tuesday.
  • This system is no threat to the U.S. mainland.

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
(HCOHSEM) is monitoring this system along with the National Weather
Service <http://www.weather.gov/hgx/> (NWS) and Harris County Flood
Control District <https://www.hcfcd.org/> . Updates will be issued as
needed.