The Atlantic hurricane season is up and running and a couple of disturbances are threatening Western Atlantic this weekend. Tropical depression 8 is expected to become a tropical storm by Friday and will make landfall along the Texas coast early Saturday morning. The depression will strengthen and could bring tropical storm winds to portions of the Texas coast. Heavy rain will accompany the winds and flash flooding is expected according to NOAA.
Tropical storm Gonzalo, meanwhile, is heading westwards and is expected to form into a hurricane later today. Hurricane Gonzalo is expected to reach near or over the Southern Windward Isles this weekend and will bring hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall. It is not yet known how strong Hurricane Gonzalo will become.
Meanwhile, in the Eastern Pacific, Hurricane Douglas is strengthening rapidly and is expected to become a major hurricane later today. Douglas is likely to move near or over the Hawaiian Islands this weekend and there is an increasing chance that strong winds and torrential rainfall will affect portions of the state beginning on Sunday according to NOAA.
Hurricanes and Cyclones 2020
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