Tropical Storm Warning for Victoria County
UPDATE: (6:00 AM Friday)
Tropical Depression #8 has strengthened to become Tropical Storm Hanna. The storm is expected to make landfall around 1 PM Saturday near Corpus Christi. Victoria could see heavy rainfall associated with this storm.
Hanna is currently moving WNW at 9 MPH and is packing around 40 MPH sustained winds. Tropical Storm force winds will be possible until Saturday afternoon.
The US National Weather Service in Corpus Christi released the video update below and shared it with social media just before 5 P.M. Thursday.
Tropical Depression Eight continued to show a modest increase in intensity on Thursday afternoon. It will continue its westward course through the Gulf of Mexico before making a very likely Texas landfall.
Landfall on the Texas coast is expected sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning as a Depression or Tropical storm.
The main threat will be from heavy rain across South Texas that could total 3 to 5 inches with higher totals possible through the weekend. Minor coastal flooding is possible with an expected two-foot inundation on our coast and the bays.
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