Hanna Could Reach Hurricane Strength Before Texas Landfall Saturday

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Tropical Storm Hanna continued to slowly show signs of becoming better organized Friday, so much so that the National Hurricane Center now believes it could briefly reach hurricane strength before landfall along the Texas coast Saturday.

However, the impact from Hanna to south Louisiana remained unchanged, mainly from tropical moisture sparking off showers and storms.

NOAA's Weather Prediction put an estimated amount of anywhere between one to four inches of rain for southeast Louisiana through Monday night, with isolated areas seeing possibly up to six inches, which could lead to some flash flooding issues.

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[Image of WPC Flash Flooding/Excessive Rainfall Outlook]

Further out in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Gonzalo was described as "poorly organized" by the National Hurricane Center Friday afternoon. The NHC did note that small systems like Gonzalo are prone to quick changes and could regain some strength, though it is not expected to become a hurricane as previously thought, and Gonzalo could dissipate within the next 72 hours.

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