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TD #8 in the Gulf Upgraded to Tropical Storm Hanna

Posted at 10:02 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 23:45:12-04

Tropical Depression #8 continued to look more impressive on satellite imagery Thursday evening, and combined with Hurricane Hunter data showing tropical storm force winds, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the system to Tropical Storm Hanna.

Hanna was moving west-northwestward at 7 mph and is expected to gradually turn more westerly and intensify to a mid-upper range tropical storm with 65 mph by landfall on the mid-Texas Coast Saturday.

The bulk of the heavier rains and winds will remain offshore the Louisiana Coast and heading toward Texas over the next couple of days.

Locally in Acadiana however, expect increased prospects of occasional tropical showers and thunderstorms Friday into the weekend as deeper tropical moisture advances into the region from the south and east.

Some localized rainfall of several inches will be possible, especially across the coastal parishes of our area into Saturday.

At this point the threat of flooding appears to be minimal across the Acadiana area while gusty winds offshore will keep tides an estimated 1.5-2.5 feet above normal forecast levels through Saturday.

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