TROPICS UPDATE 10/25/19 11PM
Olga became post-tropical this evening as it merged with a cold front over the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to maintain its strength of 50mph winds until it reaches the coast Saturday morning. At that point, it should wesken quickly as ot moves north thorugh the Mississippi Valley on Saturday. By Sunday, it should turn to the NE and dissipate. Heay rain, gusty winds, and isolated tornadoes are possible along its track.
Tropical Storm Pablo has not changed from earlier this evening with 45mph winds, moving ESE at 9mph. Pablo is located near the Azores in the eastern Atlantic.
UPDATE (5:15 pm)-- Tropical Storm Olga has formed out in the Gulf of Mexico moving NNE at 18 MPH. The storm is going to make landfall in Louisiana later tonight or early tomorrow morning. Lots of rain is expected. Out in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Pablo formed and is no threat to the U.S. Pablo is expected to curve up north.
Tropical depression seventeen has formed in the western Gulf of Mexico. It poses no threat to Florida as it is moving toward the coastline of Louisiana.
On the forecast track, the center of TD 17 should move across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico this afternoon and then move over the northern Gulf coast tonight or Saturday morning. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected today, and the depression could become a tropical storm this afternoon. If it does so the name would be Olga. TD 17 is then expected to merge with a cold front and become a post-tropical low with gale-force winds tonight before the center reaches the Gulf coast.
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the depression this afternoon.