All images complements of The Weather Underground. If a hurricane can threaten you, then you should have this weather site in favorites. Dr. Jeff Masters is a pretty darned good forecaster, and his weather site organizes just about everything with TONS of links and resources. Here is the link to the tropical weather pages; http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/ Yesterdays low pressure system is today's tropical storm. Here is the current radar loop as of Monday morning 1004est. The system is more organized than even just four hours ago. Shear is expected to completely stop by later today, all it needs is time to get dangerous. As luck would have this one, it is already very close to shore, and the available energy is limited so very little chance of becoming a major storm exists at this time. Landfall is expected at Galveston, Texas this time tomorrow. They feature a forecast tracking map they call the Flash Tracker that I refer to a lot. The graphs give a visual to the forecast and the sea surface temperatures (SST) are there for your direct perusal.. remembering that warm water is the fuel. Please investigate the tools on the right. http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200805_flashtool.html?extraprod=flashtool I don't expect this storm to become major, but it could bring heavy rain, gusts above hurricane strength and mild storm surge in less than 24 hours. Not much time if you have a boat in the water. I always worry about storms spinning up right before landfall, and I don't expect this one to, but please recall that Humberto did just last year, in almost the same place. (but later by a month so more energy was available ) Good luck my friends, especially you texanphinatic, thisn' is coming down your throat bro... tomorrow. I think this one is north of you m ino, just rain this time.