Tropical Storm Hanna forms in Gulf of Mexico, heads toward Texas coast

Posted at 11:43 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 23:43:13-04

Hanna has strengthened into the eighth tropical storm of the 2020 hurricane season.

As of 11 p.m. Thursday, Hanna is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph and a west-northwestward to westward motion is expected during the next couple of days.

On the forecast track, the center of the storm is expected to move across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico on Friday and make landfall along the Texas coast on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected until the system makes landfall.

Steady weakening is expected after Hanna moves inland.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center.

As of 11 p.m. Thursday , July 23:

Location:26.2 N 91.4 W

Moving: WNW at 7 mph

Min pressure: 1002 mb

Max sustained winds: 40 mph

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