Trinidad & Tobago to close schools, offices ahead of storm

A low pressure system entering the Gulf of Mexico is likely to form into Tropical Storm Bret early this week.A tropical storm watch was issued for Aruba and Bonaire.The storm system – identified as Potential Tropical Cyclone Two – has maximum sustained winds of about 40 miles per hour with stronger gusts, the NHC said.A weather disturbance off the coast of Trinidad has been deemed a Tropical Storm Monday afternoon. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Intracoastal City, LA, to the mouth of the Pearl River, the NHC says.The estimated track takes it over Trinidad and Tobago sometime Tuesday, which are facing tropical storm warnings, as it the island of Grenada and the Venezuelan coastline. The disturbance is forecast to make landfall in around 72hrs but major models differ on where along the coast this will occur, ranging from southeastern Louisiana to far eastern Texas.Further to the north, in the Gulf of Mexico, another storm is in the making and could be a significant flood threat to the Gulf Coast of the United States by Wednesday evening.Total rainfall on Tuesday is expected to be between two and four inches over the Windward Islands.It will be investigated by the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft Monday afternoon. This would ultimately lead to heavier rain for us here in the ArkLaTex with 3-5″+ possible, with rain beginning as early as late Wednesday evening”.The storm was moving west at a speed of 23 miles per hour.At the moment, the exact track still has many possibilities, but east of the center could see very heavy rain spread out through the middle of the week.