Gulf Depression, Expected To Become Hanna, Takes Aim At Texas

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Forecasters are tracking the eighth tropical depression of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday night.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for much of the Texas Coast. Louisiana is not currently part of any watch or warning area.

So far, there's not an organized center of circulation, but forecasters say the depression will likely develop into Tropical Storm Hanna by Friday.

The main threat from the system for south Louisiana at this time is increased rain chances through the end of the week from its outer bands. Also, some coastal flooding is possible.

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Southeast Texas can expect heavy rain from Friday afternoon into Saturday. Two to six-inches of rain is in the forecast, but there's a potential for more.

Out in the Atlanic Ocean, Tropical Storm Gonzalo continues to march westward on the cusp of hurricane strength. Hurricane watches are posted for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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