MEXICO CITY (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey moved into the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday night, and forecasters stated that it had reorganized as a tropical depression Wednesday morning and was threatening Texas later this week.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that the low pressure system was clearing Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and probably would become a tropical storm on Wednesday or Thursday.

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The center said the system could reach the northwestern Gulf by Friday, and there was a threat of prolonged heavy rain and flooding for portions of the coast from northeastern Mexico to southern Louisiana into the coming week. Texas could also see storm surge and tropical storm or hurricane force winds, the advisory said.

Current forecast models have the storm making landfall in the Victoria area.

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To the west, once-mighty Hurricane Kenneth weakened rapidly far out in the Pacific and was downgraded to a tropical storm. It had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph on Tuesday night, down from its top force of 130 mph as a Category 4 hurricane on Monday.

It was centered about 1,535 miles west of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula.

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