Forecast: Harvey to crash ashore overnight Friday night as hurricane

Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:30 - Written by By Nolan Hicks , Austin American-Statesman (TNS)

AUSTIN, Texas - All eyes are going to be on what is currently Tropical Storm Harvey, which is soon to become Hurricane Harvey, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center say.

Computer models from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center show Harvey continuing to gain strength and crashing into the central Texas coast as early as Friday night.

The storm became more organized overnight as it made a beeline for the Texas Coast, gaining strength from the Gulf of Mexico’s warm waters, Air Force and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane hunter planes found.

The storm is expected to crash ashore near Corpus Christi very late Friday or very early Saturday morning.

“Both aircraft indicate that Harvey is becoming better organized and the central pressure is falling,” a bulletin from the National Hurricane Center reads. “It appears that the environment has finally become favorable and all of the guidance calls for intensification.”