A stronger tropical storm has the ability to churn things up in the Gulf a little more and take away some of the fuel that would be used by Laura as it followed in it's wake, as played out by the EURO model. The storm is moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour. "We don't see the intensity and strengthening risk" to either storm, said Rogers, whose company advises energy and agricultural firms.
At 8:00 P.M. Friday, the center of Tropical Storm Laura was about 250 miles east-southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is moving toward the west at near 17 mph. Charles and Napoleon avenues, CAO of Infrastructure Ramsey Green said at a press conference Friday afternoon. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration increased its seasonal forecast, now predicting a far-above-average 19-25 named storms.
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The storm may eventually pose a threat to the Texas or Louisiana coasts by next Tuesday. On that track, the hurricane center said, it will move near or just north of the northeastern coast of Honduras and the Bay Islands on Friday and will approach the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico on Saturday.
By the middle of next week, the storm should make landfall somewhere along the Texas or Louisiana coast. The system has already triggered a hurricane watch for Cancun and other parts of Mexico's southeastern coast. There is the potential for flash flooding and landslides. This wave is expected to move farther offshore over the far eastern tropical Atlantic today.
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