Potential Tropical Cyclone Three has yet to gain a name as of Tuesday morning, but it's expected to become Tropical Storm Cindy soon.
"Nighttime infrared satellite imagery suggests that the circulation associated with the low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico is gradually becoming better defined. However, the system is struggling to maintain organized convection near the center, and the radius of maximum winds remains large. Based on this, the system is still maintained as a potential tropical cyclone," read a 7 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.
While the storm is forecast to make landfall close to the Louisiana-Texas border, most of the rain and wind is to the east of the center, which could mean heavy rains along the Gulf Coast. A flash flood watch is in effect for southeast Louisiana through Thursday night.
A tropical storm warning is in effect along the Louisiana coast.