Wednesday, July 27, 2011

11 p.m. update: Don stays on course toward Texas

In its 11 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for the Texas coast from Port Mansfield northward to just west of San Luis Pass.

Tropical Storm Don has changed little since the 5 p.m. update. The system has winds of 40 mph and has stayed steady on its west-northwest track at a speed of 12 mph.

Its center of circulation is about 675 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas. Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

Some strengthening is forecast over the next 48 hours. An Air Force reconnaissance plane is scheduled to check Don at daybreak.

A tropical storm watch means tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours.

Find forecast maps and charts for Don here.

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