Hanna to become a hurricane by landfall
VICTORIA, Texas- South Texas is still under the gun for an impact by Tropical Storm Hanna. Hanna is currently still a Tropical Storm, but the National Hurricane Center is expecting it to strengthen to a Category One Hurricane by landfall.
WHAT’S HAPPENING: As of Friday, Hanna is 173 miles from Port Aransas. Maximum winds as of 4 pm are 50 mph, and the storm is moving west at 10 mph.
FORECAST TRACK: The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center has put Kingsville in the sights of Hanna. Landfall is expected sometime late Saturday morning through early Saturday afternoon.
IMPACTS: For areas in the Tropical Storm Warning, we’re expecting around 2″-4″ of rainfall. Localized flooding will be a concern. Winds up to 60 mph will be expected as well. Storm Surge up to 3ft or higher will be possible in areas east of Port Lavaca.
In the Hurricane Warning, expect 2″-6″ of rainfall with localized flooding as well. Winds up to 80 mph will be possible. Storm surge up to 1 ft or greater will be possible.
Flooding is the main concern in both locations. Isolated tornadoes will be possible as well throughout the region.
ALERTS: Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for parts of the Texas coast. This does include the Victoria, Goliad, Refugio, Calhoun, and Bee counties. Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected in the next 36 hours. A Hurricane Warning is also in effect for Coastal Aransas, and Calhoun Islands. This includes the city of Rockport.