Tropical Storm Hanna likely to form as it heads to Texas. Heavy rain risk in Texas & Louisiana.


TROPICAL DEPRESSION #EIGHT — Expected to become Tropical Storm #Hanna this evening. Tropical Storm Warnings issued from Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass, Texas. Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to depart to investigate at 6PM to see if Hanna has formed.

Latest projected path now brings the system to 60mph at landfall near Corpus Christi Saturday evening. Potential for the system to get slightly stronger than that, given warm water temps and favorable environment.

Even with Tropical Depression #Eight heading towards Texas, deep tropical moisture will still be present across south Louisiana tonight through next Tuesday-Wednesday, primarily south of I-10/12.

Pay attention the next 3-4 days! It won’t rain all day, every day…but I have increased rainfall potential across south Louisiana with 2-4″ of rainfall likely and localized 6-8″ amounts possible.

Hopefully the rain comes in waves, which would reduce any big issues. However, intermittent rounds of localized heavy rainfall likely through Tuesday, which could lead to street flooding in spots. Stay tuned!

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