At 1000 PM CDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Hanna was located near latitude 26.2 North, longitude 91.4 West. Hanna is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 miles per hour (11 km/h) and a west-northwestward to westward motion is expected during the next couple of days.
Tropical Storm Hanna has been expected to make landfall within the weekend, even threatening to bring heavy rainfall, demanding seas and strong winds into the Gulf Coast, while the other tropical storm lasted to process the Caribbean.
Sustained storm force winds are likely to spread across Barbados from Saturday morning, possibly increasing to hurricane force during the afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 km/h, with higher gusts.
If the system does not develop to more than a depression, then expect landfall Saturday morning before daybreak. Tropical storm warnings are in place for St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a watch is in effect for Tobago and Grenada.
The NHC said Gonzalo will continue moving west-northwestward and approach the southern Windward Islands Friday night and move across the islands Saturday and Saturday and into the eastern Caribbean Sea Sunday.
The hurricane center said the areas might begin to see tropical storm conditions, including winds, by late Friday or early Saturday. The previous record was Harvey on August 3, 2005, Klotzbach tweeted.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Port Mansfield to High Island, Texas.
Another system to watch: A tropical wave near the west of Africa that is expected to move westward across the Atlantic during the next several days.
An area of disturbed weather coming off the coast of Africa has a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression or named storm over the next five days as it works its way west across the Atlantic Ocean.
Tropical Depression #8 is located over the central Gulf of Mexico and is moving WNW at 9mph toward Texas.
Three to 5 inches of rain will be possible along the upper Texas and Louisiana coasts and will stretch into parts of Mexico as well. It will shift to a westerly direction Friday night, continuing through the weekend.
The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season ends on November 30.
The Met Office said periods of heavy to intense showers and/or thunderstorms are likely and heavy or intense downpours can result in street and/or flash flooding.