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

  • A tropical wave has a 40% chance to become more organized Wednesday (6/29) and Thursday (6/30), potentially becoming the next named storm.

  • There is still large uncertainty as to where the wave will go.

  • If it stays to the west of San Antonio, we’ll have better rain chances Thursday (6/30) and Friday (7/1).

  • If it stays to the east of San Antonio, we’ll be dry.

  • Those along the Texas Gulf Coast should monitor forecast updates closely.

A large spread in the spaghetti plots show much uncertainty in forecast path of the tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico (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.