Texas-threatening storm expected to become tropical storm today

Published 10:33 am Friday, August 21, 2020

Tropical Depression 14 is still expected to become a tropical storm today.

The National Weather Service forecast the storm to reach the southern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Roger Erickson said the storm is expected to threaten Southeast Texas or Louisiana with a landfall sometime in the middle of next week as a tropical storm or hurricane.

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Erickson said it is too early to know specific weather impacts to the region from TD 14.

Damaging winds, heavy rain and higher tides are all possible.

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