OK, now this sucks.
The National Hurricane Center has just announced Tropical Depression 20 has erupted just east of the Yucatan. While not yet forecast to hit the upper Texas coast, the storm's five-day "cone of possibility" includes Brownsville and Corpus Christi. [UPDATE: At 2:30 CDT -- 4-plus hours after this storm was reported by NHC -- Paris Hilton's broken engagement remains bigger news on CNN.com and other online news sources. Maybe they're feeling hurricane fatigue, too.]
[UPDATE: As of 4 p.m. CDT, TD20 is forecast to take a fairly substantial southerly turn, well into Mexico after crossing the Yucatan. The five-day "cone of possibility," for the moment, does not include any part of Texas. But the storm, unfortunately for all of us, is predicted to hit hurricane-force Tuesday afternoon off Mexico's coast.]
Stay tuned for developments. You can bet we will ...