"Storm Likely To Churn Into Hurricane, Looms On U.S. Gulf Coast"

"A storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico and aimed at water-logged New Orleans is likely to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season by late Friday or early Saturday, forecasters said.

The storm, expected to be designated a tropical storm early on Thursday, is set to deposit between 10 to 15 inches of rain on the Gulf Coast on Friday and Saturday from west Texas, through New Orleans and the Louisiana coast.

Isolated spots will receive a drenching 20 inches of rain,

“The whole area is in for a soaking, the worst of it on Saturday,” said David Roth, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center. "

Rich McKay, Alex Dobuzinskis, and Peter Sezekely report for Reuters July 11, 2019.


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Source: Reuters, 07/11/2019