TRACKING HARVEY: New model shows storm system moving toward South Texas

Tracking Harvey, the tropical depression appears to have slowed down in the Gulf of Mexico, which means that the system could be even more powerful when it makes landfall in Texas. It could be a category 1 hurricane when it reached South Texas.

As of Wednesday night, tropical depression Harvey had not increased in power as it is about 520 miles from the Texas coast.

A lower pressure system dissipating in the northern part of the Gulf of Mexico should clear the way for Harvey to start making its way toward Texas. It could become a category 1 hurricane by Friday night with the system making landfall on Saturday.

The newest prediction model shows Harvey making landfall north of Corpus Christi and moving toward Victoria before turning south by southwest toward Alice. That would mean that San Antonio would be in for a lot of rainfall just outside the center of the hurricane.

Stay tuned to KENS 5 and KENS5.com as well as the KENS 5 Facebook page for further updates on Harvey's progress.

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