Tropical Storm Hanna Prompts Coastal Warnings in the Gulf of Mexico

The NWS has issued coastal warnings from Texas to Florida after Tropical Storm Hanna formed in the Gulf of Mexico, while thunderstorms will span the US bringing severe storms to the Midwest and a flood risk to Southwest.

Tropical Storm Hanna prompts coastal warnings in the Gulf

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued warnings in the Gulf of Mexico as tropical storm Hanna moves towards Texas.

Tropical storm warning: Along the Texas coast and inland from Brownsville to Houston; along the north-central Gulf including flower garden banks Marine sanctuary; the Northwest Gulf including Stetson Bank.

Tropical storm watch: Texas, including Houston/Galveston.

Hazardous seas warning: Southeastern Texas and the entire coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Western Florida Panhandle.

Severe weather warnings and upper Midwest

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning of severe thunderstorms over portions of the upper Midwest for Thursday over western and central Nebraska; the majority of South Dakota, where there is also the risk of flash flooding in the eastern portions of the state; south-central, central and eastern North Dakota; west central Minnesota.

Flash flooding risk in Southwest

Thunderstorms will blanket the entirety of Arizona and New Mexico, as well as most of Texas on Thursday where heavy rain could lead to flooding. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning over southern and eastern Arizona; west central and southwestern New Mexico; and extreme western Texas.

US weather forecast: July 24, 2020

West: San Francisco 62, windy; Los Angeles 79, partly cloudy; San Diego 72, partly cloudy; Reno 89, mostly sunny; Las Vegas 104, sunny; Salt Lake City 92, mostly sunny; Denver 91, thunderstorms.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 68, mostly cloudy; Medford 92, sunny; Boise 87, sunny; Cut Bank 81, windy; Billings 91, mostly sunny, Minot 91, partly cloudy; Rapid City 93, partly cloudy; Cheyenne 81, cloudy.

Southwest: Phoenix 101, partly cloudy; Tucson 92, thunderstorms; Albuquerque 84, thunderstorms; El Paso 91, thunderstorms; San Antonio 100, mostly sunny, Brownsville 93, thunderstorms.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 92, partly cloudy; Dallas 97, mostly sunny; Oklahoma City 92, mostly sunny; Kansas City 94, mostly sunny; Minneapolis 93, mostly sunny; Madison 84, mostly sunny.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 83, partly cloudy; St. Louis 91, mostly sunny; Detroit 83, sunny; Cincinnati 89, mostly cloudy; Indianapolis 85, partly cloudy.

South: Houston 90, thunderstorms; New Orleans 84, thunderstorms; Memphis 92, thunderstorms; Birmingham 89, thunderstorms; Atlanta 90, partly cloudy; Charlotte 91, thunderstorms; Jacksonville 91, partly cloudy; Tampa 92, thunderstorms; Miami 86, thunderstorms.

East: Norfolk 90, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 85, thunderstorms; Philadelphia 81, thunderstorms; Buffalo 83, rain; New York City 83, thunderstorms; Boston 79, partly cloudy; Caribou 84, mostly sunny.