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Tropical Storm Don Moving Toward South Texas

MIAMI (AP) – Tropical Storm Don is over the central Gulf of Mexico but not forecast to become a hurricane as it moves toward southeastern Texas.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Don’s maximum sustained winds Thursday were 45 mph (75 kph) with gradual strengthening forecast in the next 36 hours..

The storm is expected to reach the Texas coast late Friday or Saturday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast from Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass.

The storm is centered about 475 miles (765 kilometers) east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, and is moving northwest at 15 mph (24 kph).

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