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Tropical Storm Watch in effect, TS Laura becomes Hurricane

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The US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas shared the following updates

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

7 AM CDT Update: Laura is now a Cat 3 hurricane, the first MAJOR hurricane in the Gulf in the month of August since Harvey (2017). No changes to the track with landfall still near the TX/LA border.

7 AM CDT Update: Laura is now a Cat 3 hurricane, the first MAJOR hurricane in the Gulf in the month of August since Harvey (2017). No changes to the track with landfall still near the TX/LA border.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

7:25 a.m.: Based off of aircraft data, Tropical Storm Laura has now become Hurricane Laura with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.

Hurricane Laura
Photo Credit: US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas

4 a.m. Update: Tropical Cyclone Marco has weakened and is expected to dissipate by early Wednesday.

4 a.m. Tropical Update for Tropical Storm Laura: Laura is forecast to become a MAJOR hurricane by mid week and Hurricane Watches have been extended west to include Galveston Island and coastal Harris county. More information to come.

Photo Credit: US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas
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Hurricane, Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Watches have been issued for parts of the Houston area. Montgomery County is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch. A watch means Be Prepared!

Photo Credit: US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas

For more information and updates visit:
weather.gov/houston
hurricanes.gov

Source: US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas

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