The National Hurricane Center upgraded the disturbance in the Caribbean Sea to Tropical Depression No. 9.

The depression was about 615 miles east-southeast of Jamaica. The system was moving west-northwest at 13 mph with sustained wind speeds of 35 mph.

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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.

(5) comments

Dan Freeman

Hey, send us a cold front 😆

Virginia Stone

Please, please send a big ole cold front.

Noel Spencer

Glad you could keep that storm away from us Stan. We need a cold front now.

Ted Gillis

I'm do glad to see that thing is predicted to go somewhere else.

I have a cousin in Baton Rouge and we text back and forth during hurricane season. She seems to think that they have been jinxed, in the last few years. She likes bragging about the Cajun Navy though. I'm sure, however she's watching this storm with a wary eye, as is everyone on the Gulf.

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Stan Blazyk

Still looking for a front Monday night into early Tuesday. Won't be "cold" but the morning lows will range from the mid-to low 70's at the beach mid-week, with perhaps even a little cooler by Thursday or Friday.

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