MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- A low-pressure circulation in the western Gulf of Mexico has been gaining some additional organization in a slightly favorable set-up for further strengthening this evening. Hurricane reconnaissance aircraft noted wind speeds reaching a peak of 45 mph while still noticing a ragged structure with the system. As more showers and storms gather around the center of the system's circulation, an eventual upgrade of the system to Tropical Storm Bill is possible within the next 12 hours.
All indications point the system on a course toward the lower Texas coastline in the next 36 hours. The source of moisture will be directed to the upper Texas coastline, where flooding rain is possible.
The remnants of the system are forecast to track through the mid-South and the Ohio Valley later this week.
There are going to be no direct impacts from the tropical disturbance on the local weather pattern, and no major enhancement in regional rain chances.
There are no other current points of interest elsewhere in the Atlantic basin.