Harvey Now A Category 3 Hurricane

Hurricane Harvey at 2pm 8/25/2017

Miami, Florida-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Word from the National Hurricane Center is that top sustained winds with Hurricane Harvey have hit 120 miles per hour.  The upgrade in wind speed makes Harvey a category three hurricane. 

The eye of Hurricane Harvey was located by a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar near latitude 27.1 North, longitude 96.3 West. Harvey is moving toward the northwest near 10 miles per hour, but its forward speed is expected to decrease during the next couple of days.

On the forecast track, Harvey will make landfall on the middle Texas coast tonight or early tomorrow. Harvey is then likely to meander near or just inland of the middle Texas coast through the weekend. 

Hurricane warnings are posted along most of the Texas coast.  Many people have evacuated or boarded up and store shelves are empty of most supplies.

A disturbance off Florida's west coast is expected to bring heavy rain to the Tampa Bay area into tomorrow.  That system is expected to move east across Florida and out into the Atlantic this weekend.

Graphic courtesy National Hurricane Center

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