things are happening pretty fast in the tropics as they always do this time of year. Right now, we're taking a look at the 8th named storm of the season; Henri. Henri does not look like it's going to cause any problem to any landmass with the possible exception of Newfoundland and even that is in doubt.

As of the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Henri has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is located 250 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. While the forecast does call for a bit of strengthening over the next couple of days, it looks like Henri will downgrade rather rapidly to a post-tropical system.

As we've mentioned several times, despite the fact that all of this year's storms have self destructed, the tropical weather still warrants our attention. Right now it looks like we might be monitoring the Gulf of Mexico next week as a frontal boundary is expected to stall near the Louisiana and Texas coastlines. Forecasters say that an area of low pressure could possibly develop around the middle part of next week although it's doubtful that the system will become much of a storm. The system could bring some heavy rain to our area, however.

Be sure to check back frequently for updates in case anything changes with the forecast, but at this time rain is our only concern here in Southwest Louisiana.