Harvey upgraded to a Tropical Storm slows movement through Gulf

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Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller has the latest forecast for Tropical Depression Harvey.

The National Hurricane Center says Harvey has developed into a Tropical Storm in the western Caribbean and southern Gulf of Mexico.

The moisture from Harvey is expected to bring widespread heavy rain and flooding to southeast Texas starting Friday and continuing through the weekend. Major flooding is possible.

There are no changes in status or with any of the watches with the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. Harvey has slowed down and is now only moving to the NW at 2 mph.

The National Hurricane Center has designated Harvey a tropical storm. A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for the coast of Texas from Port Mansfield to High Island. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the coast of Texas from north of Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the coast of Texas from the Mouth of the Rio Grande to Port Mansfield and from north of San Luis Pass to High Island.

A prolonged heavy rain event is likely for our area beginning Friday and persisting into early next week. It is likely some areas will see 10-15 inches of rain, with some spots getting even more.
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