Hanna headed for Texas as tropical storm, could strengthen


As expected, the area of disorganized weather in the Gulf of Mexico, which was Tropical Depression Eight, has now become Tropical Storm Hanna. Richard Pasch with the National Hurricane Center tells KTRHthe storm is making a run at the Texas coast.

"Hanna is currently located over the Central Gulf of Mexico, several hundred miles to the East of Corpus Christi," Pasch said. "There are Tropical Storm Warnings from North of the Rio Grande up to San Luis Pass. We expect Hanna to make landfall somewhere in that warning area on Saturday."

Coastal Harris and Galveston Counties are under a Tropical Storm Watch while parts of Brazoria and Wharton Counties are under Tropical Storm Warnings. Sean Luchs with the National Weather Service says that for most of Houston, it will just look like a wet couple of days.

"Further inland we are looking for totals in the 1-3 inch range, and in isolated spots it will be higher," Luchs said. "South if I-10, closer to the coast could see 3-5 inches with isolated higher totals."

Luchs says the heavier rain should start later today and stick with us into tomorrow before winding down.

You can see all of the current storm watch and warnings HERE.


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