Hurricane Hanna was the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. On July 21, StormGeo meteorologists began issuing advisories for the disturbance, designated Disturbance 22 by StormGeo. The system intensified to a Tropical Storm on July 23, and ultimately was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with max wind speeds of 87 mph on July 25. Impacts were felt across south Texas and into northeast Mexico, with some areas experiencing between 15-20" of rain.
During the course of Hurricane Hanna's development through the storm's landfall, the StormGeo TropicsWatch team closely monitored the storm — developing updates with forecasts and expected impacts. Learn more about TropicsWatch.
Disturbance 22 (StormGeo’s own identifier until named by NHC) is currently 565 miles ESE of Corpus Christi, Texas with current max wind speeds of 35 mph gusting to 45 mph.
All indicates are that this disturbance will become a tropical depression within the next 12 hours, and a tropical storm within the next 24-36 hours. It is possible that max sustained winds could be a little stronger than 45 mph at landfall. In addition, it appears that the storm will slow down as it approaches the Texas coast on Friday, which may delay landfall until Saturday morning, leading to an increased risk of heavy rainfall along the Texas coast and inland across south-central Texas this weekend.