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08/03/08 - Gulf of Mexico

Edouard Tracking Through Northern Gulf

Tropical Storm Edouard formed late Sunday afternoon in the north central Gulf of Mexico.  As of the 10pm advisory, it has winds of 50 mph, with pressure dropping to 1002 mb.

Edouard is expected to continue moving westward over the next 12 to 36 hours.  On that course, landfall will occur sometime Tuesday, depending on where it tracks.

Right now, the most likely scenario has it making landfall on the upper Texas coast near Galveston Island and Port O'Connor.

The big uncertainty remains just how strong Edouard will be.  Computer models indicate it will make landfall as a strong tropical storm or weak category 1 hurricane.  There are some indications that it could even be stronger than that.

We will continue to monitor Edouard's every move and so should you. 

Stay tuned for furthur updates both on KTRE-TV and ktre.com.

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