Hurricane Harvey continued to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. And the storm is expected to make landfall in Texas late Friday or early Saturday, where it could dump up to 20 inches of rain in parts of Texas.
Harvey, churning in the Gulf of Mexico since Wednesday, has officially been upgraded to a hurricane.
In south Louisiana, heavy rainfall is expected to be the biggest impact from the system. A forecast early Thursday said the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas could see between 4 and 6 inches of rain this weekend and into next week.
Local meteorologists warned, however, that that if Harvey's feeder bands set up over the region, rainfall across central and eastern parts of Louisiana could be much higher.
Harvey’s expected track after it makes landfall in Texas is still largely uncertain, according to the National Weather Service. Any changes in the position and motion of the system could significantly change local impacts.
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