The latest tropical storm to hit the U.S. mainland is expected to bring the strongest winds and heavy rains to the area over the next several days.
It will bring the heaviest rains to parts of Texas and Louisiana, the National Weather Service (NWS) said Friday.
This is a tropical storm and it has been identified as a tropical depression.
The storm is expected bring sustained winds of 60 mph (100 kph) to 100 mph (161 kph), according to the NWS.
It is expected that heavy rainfall and damaging winds are possible as it moves through Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, the Nws said.
It will make landfall near Houston on Saturday morning, according to NWS forecasters.
The NWS said it was too early to determine the strength of the storm, but the hurricane center said it could produce winds of up to 90 mph (139 kph).
In addition to damaging winds, the storm could produce dangerous flooding in areas of Louisiana and Texas.
The National Weather Services office in Houston said there was a danger of flash flooding.
“Flooding could continue to threaten life in parts of Houston as the storm approaches the coast,” the NWs warning said.
The National Weather Center in Miami, Florida, warned that heavy rains were possible for areas of the Houston area, including the Gulf Coast, in parts, as the heavy rain could extend into Saturday night.
The hurricane center says there is a risk of flash floods in the areas of Houston and Corpus Christi, the Weather Service said.
“This is a strong tropical storm.
It could produce some significant flooding and damage if it does make landfall,” the weather service said.