July 23, 2020 / 9:18 PM / 15 days ago

Tropical storm warning issued for portions of Texas coast, U.S. NHC says

(Reuters) - Tropical depression Eight is expected to become a tropical storm by Thursday night and a warning has been issued for portions of the Texas coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

The depression is located about 430 miles (690 kilometers) east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, packing maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 km per hour), the Miami-based weather forecaster said on Thursday.

“The tropical depression is expected to produce 3 to 5 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 10 inches through Monday along the Gulf Coast of the United States from Louisiana to south Texas,” the NHC added.

Reporting by Sumita Layek in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler

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