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Tropical Depression 17 forms in western Gulf of Mexico, no threat to Texas

The storms track currently has it forecasted to head northeast towards the Louisiana coast making landfall sometime after 8 p.m.

HOUSTON — Tropical Depression 17 formed in the western Gulf of Mexico Friday morning, but does not appear to be a threat to the Texas Coast.

The National Hurricane Center reports the depression formed just after 9:30 a.m. The depression is expected to merge with a cold front and become post-tropical Friday night.

The storms track currently has it forecasted to head northeast towards the Louisiana coast making landfall sometime after 8 p.m.

The Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to investigate the system Friday afternoon.

Credit: NOAA
Tropical Depression 17 formed in the western Gulf of Mexico Friday morning, but does not appear to be a threat to the Texas Coast.