NHC: Hurricane Harvey Expected To Slam Texas As Major Category 3 Storm

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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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NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: At 1:00 PM CDT (1800 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Harvey was located by reconnaissance aircraft near latitude 24.4 North, longitude 93.6 West. Harvey is moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A turn toward the northwest is expected later today, and Harvey’s forward speed is forecast to slow down during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Harvey will approach the middle Texas coast on Friday and make landfall Friday night or early Saturday, and then stall near the middle Texas coast through the weekend. (NHC image)

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