HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Tropical Depression Eight (TD 8) has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to become our eighth named storm of the season, Hanna.
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As of this morning, TD 8 continues to gain strength slowly in the Gulf of Mexico.Maximum sustained winds of 30 mph will is expected to increase by tomorrow afternoon into Tropical Storm Hanna. TD 8 is expected to dump heavy amounts of rainfall and tropical-storm-force winds to the east coast of Texas, which is why a tropical storm watch has been issued.
Rain totals will range from 0.05 inches to 11 inches throughout Texas and Louisiana with heavier amounts in extreme south Texas as TD 8 will have direct impacts. Flooding is a very huge possibility and will also depend on how fast TD 8 exists Texas.
Impacts are not to be expected across the Tennessee Valley.