A broad trough of low pressure continues across the central Gulf of Mexico and extends northeastward into the southeastern United States. This trough is producing cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms. This feature is moving slowly westward.
The system is under 20-30 knots of upper-level wind shear and satellite imagery shows dry air impinging on the system as well. Because of these two factors, tropical cyclone development is not expected. This feature will continue drifting toward the west toward the Texas/Mexico border. Conditions may become more favorable for tropical development over the southern Gulf by Friday.
Deep moisture will follow the trough westward and will spill into central Louisiana by the weekend. Rain chances will increase through early next week.