MIAMI (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Forecasters issued a hurricane warning for parts of the Texas coast as Tropical Storm Hanna threatened to bring heavy rain, rough waters and strong winds Saturday, all while another tropical storm approached the Caribbean.
Hanna was centered about 190 miles east of Corpus Christi, Texas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Friday night.READ MORE: COVID-19 Omicron Variant Confirmed In 2 North Texas Patients By Frisco Lab
The storm had maximum sustained winds around 50 mph and was moving west at 10 mph.
Hanna was forecast to make landfall as a hurricane Saturday afternoon or early evening. A hurricane warning is in effect for Baffin Bay to Mesquite Bay, a span that includes Corpus Christi.
A storm surge waring is in effect for Baffin Bay to Sargent. A tropical storm warning is in effect from the mouth of the Rio Grande River to Baffin Bay and from Mesquite Bay to San Luis Pass.
Forecasters said Hanna could bring 5 to 10 inches of rain and coastal swells that could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.READ MORE: Plano Takes Next Step Toward Farm-Inspired Mixed-Use Development, Haggard Farms
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced various resources to respond to the tropical storm are on standby across the state, including search-and-rescue teams and aircraft.
Hanna broke the record as the earliest eighth Atlantic named storm, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.
The previous record was Harvey on Aug. 3, 2005, Klotzbach tweeted.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo was also the earliest Atlantic named storm for its place in the alphabet.
The previous record was held by Tropical Storm Gert, which formed on July 24, 2005.
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