Dangerous Hurricane Laura threatens Golden Triangle

What will the impact be for the Coastal Bend?
Hurricane Laura gains size and strength in the Gulf of Mexico
Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 18:49:17-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — While Hurricane Laura churns northwest through the central Gulf of Mexico, its expansion and intensification has prompted evacuations in advance of its Golden Triangle expected landfall.

Alternatively, the Middle Texas Coast will receive only scattered showers and thunderstorms from the system.

Nevertheless, the main forecast issue is Hurricane Laura, which will continue to intensify up to landfall as a Category 3 storm.

Expect inundation up to 13 feet in coastal areas just east of the eye, along with wind gusts to 140 mph - most likely from Sabine Pass to Cameron, La.

Here in the Coastal Bend, we will see scattered showers and thunderstorms Wednesday associated with Laura’s spiral bands, then only isolated showers Thursday through Saturday.

During this time frame, afternoon heat indices will hit 105 to 112 degrees.

Another disturbance moves through the region Sunday and Monday, accompanied by scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Highs will be a couple degrees lower Sunday and Monday due to cloud cover and precipitation.

Otherwise, highs will remain in the 90s and lows from the upper 70s to around 80.