NHC: Hurricane Harvey Expected To Slam Texas As Major Category 3 Storm
By Space Coast Daily // August 24, 2017
winds upwards of 115 mph
ABOVE VIDEO: A “rapidly intensifying” Hurricane Harvey is now forecast to become a category 3 storm before making landfall on the Texas coast. (Fox News video)
(FOX NEWS) – A “rapidly intensifying” Hurricane Harvey is now forecast to become a category 3 storm before making landfall on the Texas coast, bringing upwards of 20 inches of rain to parts of the state, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday.
In its 2 p.m. ET advisory, the weather service said Harvey is centered about 335 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas and was moving north-northwest near 10 mph.
The storm’s maximum sustained winds are now 85 mph, and it is now forecast to make landfall late Friday night or early Saturday morning along the south-central Texas coast, possibly as a Category 3 storm with winds upwards of 115 mph. The weather service said “additional rapid strengthening is forecast” before landfall.
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