Look out in Texas! I was down there for a whie, and am lucky to have gotten out before this one came along. Harvey May Become First U.S. Category 3 Hurricane Landfall in Almost 12 Years; Hurricane Warnings for the Texas Coast Hurricane Harvey Rapidly Intensifying Near TX Meteorologist Danielle Banks is tracking Hurricane Harvey as it makes its way towards the Texas Coast. It’s expected to be the strongest landfall in the Texas Coastal Bend in 47 years. Story Highlights Harvey is currently a tropical storm in the western Gulf of Mexico. It will track toward the Texas Gulf Coast and make landfall as a hurricane Friday night. Harvey is likely to intensify before landfall. Harvey will then stall or meander for a few days, leading to a dangerous flood threat in parts of Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge warnings have been issued for parts of Texas. Harvey has strengthened into a hurricane. For the latest version of our forecast article, see this link.