Tropical Storm Don could threaten southeast Texas

Tropical Storm Don could threaten southeast Texas

Tropical Storm Don could threaten southeast Texas

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by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 5:17 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 28 at 5:18 AM

Named yesterday, Tropical Storm Don is currently a weak system north of the Yucatan Peninsula in the southern Gulf of Mexico with sustained winds at 40 mph, gusts to 50 mph, traveling to the WNW at 10 mph. 

The storm is expected to continue on the current track to southeast Texas by late Friday night into Saturday morning.  At this time the storm is expected to remain a tropical storm, not a hurricane.  However, the storm is expected to get stronger with winds up to 60 mph over the next 24 hours. 

Rainfall from Don could be a good thing since most of Texas is under an extreme drought (graphic below).  Unfortunately, one storm is rarely a drought-buster.

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