Tropical Depression Eight has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, and is expected to develop into Tropical Storm Hanna by Friday afternoon. This storm will impact the Southern TX coast, and state by late Friday through Saturday, before moving into Mexico as a Tropical Depression around Monday. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Depression Eight is centered near 26.0N 90.0W at
23/0900 UTC or 370 nm ESE of Port Oconnor Texas moving WNW at 8
kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb. Maximum
sustained wind speed is 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Numerous
moderate and scattered strong convection is noted within 60 nm of
the center of the system. Swells generated by the depression are
expected to increase, and affect much of the Texas and Louisiana
coasts in a day or two which may cause life- threatening surf and
rip current conditions. Please consult advisories and bulletins
from your local weather office. For more information, please read
the latest NHC Public Advisory at
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATCPAT3.shtml, and the
Forecast/Advisory at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATCMAT3.shtml
for more details.