The storm is expected to bring 6 to 12 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 18 inches through Sunday in South Texas, according to the latest forecast.
Hanna has become the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, according to the latest National Hurricane Center advisory.
Landfall is expected Saturday afternoon or early evening. The storm is currently about 100 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi and is moving west at about 9 mph, according to the 7 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph. Hurricane Hanna is expected to strengthen before it makes landfall, but a rapid weakening is expected to begin as it moves inland.
The storm is expected to bring 6 to 12 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 18 inches through Sunday in South Texas, according to the latest forecast. Rain may cause flash flooding, rapid rises in small streams and river flooding.
A few tornadoes are possible Saturday and overnight in parts of the lower to middle Texas coastal plain
In upper Texas and Louisiana coasts, 3 to 5 inches of rain is expected.
Showers and thunderstorms are moving across the Gulf of Mexico as a result of Hannah and some of them could affect the Northwest Florida area. The National Weather Service office in Mobile is predicting a 50% chance of rain for the region Saturday and Sunday.
A rip current statement is also in effect for dangerous water conditions along the coast.
Out in the Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Gonzalo is nearing the Lesser Antilles with 40 mph winds and is no longer expected to become a hurricane.
In fact, the Hurricane Center says it will likely dissipate in the next day or two.
Forecasters are also watching a tropical disturbance farther east that could become the next named storm.
If it does, it will be called Isaias.