As of 11:00 a.m. CDT, the National Hurricane Center is issuing updates on Potential Tropical Cyclone #16, expected to form out of a 1007 MB low pressure area currently merging with the cold front in the Gulf of Mexico about 140 miles east of Tampico, Mexico. The system could be upgraded to a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Nestor later today.

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The good news for us is that this system is expected to move off to the east-northeast staying well east of Galveston County. In fact, drier air on the back side of the front and this system may lead to a mostly rain-free weekend, for those planning outdoor activities on Saturday or Sunday.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen
Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities
Potential Tropical Cyclone Invest AL16
24 Hour Day 2 Quantitative Precipitation Forecast

24 Hour Day 2 Quantitative Precipitation Forecast

Stan Blazyk is a life-long weather enthusiast, long-time Galveston resident and author of "A Century of Galveston Weather." He has written about weather for The Daily News for more than a decade.

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