The remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey regenerated in the southern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday morning, and forecasters warned it could intensify into a hurricane and threaten Texas later this week.
The National Hurricane Center said the low pressure system that cleared Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday night had become a tropical depression on Wednesday morning.
Tropical Depression Harvey was moving northwest at 9 mph with winds of 35 mph. It was expected to strengthen and could become a hurricane before landfall.
The center said there was a threat of prolonged heavy rain and flooding for portions of the coast from northeastern Mexico to southern Louisiana into the coming week. Texas could also see storm surge and tropical storm- or hurricane-force winds, the advisory said.
As of its 10 a.m. advisory, the center said a storm surge watch was in effect for an area between Port Mansfield to High Island. A hurricane watch extended from north of Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass, while a tropical storm watch was in effect from Boca de Catan, Mexico, to Port Mansfield, and north of San Luis Pass to High Island.
The National Weather Service, in its local weather statement, said the Emerald Coast could experience heavy rains and thunderstorms in the early part of next week as Harvey is absorbed by another weather system and its moisture is carried into the area.
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