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Tropical Storm Hanna continues to strengthen while Tropical Storm Gonzalo churns in Atlantic

Two named storms in the Atlantic Basin
Posted at 11:29 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 09:09:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — There are two named storms in the Atlantic Basin right now, both are gradually intensifying.

Tropical Storm Hanna now has max winds of 40 mph and is moving WNW at 9 mph in the west-central Gulf of Mexico.

Hanna is forecast to continue to intensify through tomorrow into a strong Tropical Storm until it makes landfall in southern Texas this weekend. Steady weakening is expected after Hanna moves inland. Tropical Storm force conditions are expected this weekend for southern Texas. Hanna is expected to produce 4 to 8 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 12 inches through Sunday night in south Texas.

The other system is Tropical Storm Gonzalo in the western Atlantic. Gonzalo now has max winds of 60 mph and is moving west at 15 mph

Gonzalo is forecast to become a hurricane tomorrow as it approaches the southern Windward Islands. Weakening is expected after Gonzalo moves into the Caribbean Sea, and the cyclone is expected to dissipate by the middle of next week.

None of these system pose a local tropical threat to the Big Bend or southern Georgia.

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