It will continue to push inward toward Northeastern Mexico by Thursday morning, though it's also expected to weaken down to a tropical disturbance
Wu said that the latest weather models show signs of a tropical disturbance
developing in the South China Sea by Monday.
But the storm remained a tropical disturbance
early on Thursday about 125 miles (200 km) south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, and packed sustained winds of 30 mph (45 km), the National Hurricane Center said.
A tropical disturbance
barreling its way toward the Texas coast poses "a threat of imminent disaster, including severe flooding, widespread and severe property damage, and loss of life" in counties across South Texas.
With a tropical disturbance
in the Gulf of Mexico and Tropical Depression Isaac located east of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and heading west, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has activated its CAT Plan, which allows it to start readying the resources needed to respond to policyholders should a storm make landfall.
Having radar capability would assist in determining the center of a tropical disturbance
and would provide details on precipitation structure, both of which are critical information to NHC.
Meanwhile, as the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has urged fishermen and seafarers to avoid going to the sea due to the tropical disturbance
in the Arabian Sea, the Masirah fishermen have stopped going to sea from last Sunday.
In addition to Earl and Hurricane Danielle, meteorologists are watching a vigorous tropical disturbance
off the west coast of Africa.
On the other hand, any tropical disturbance
entering a region of large positive H is likely to be spun down.
Gulf Tropical Disturbance
weather occurs when tropical disturbances
ranging from easterly waves to hurricanes affect the state.