Update: Tropical Depression 2 made landfall near South Padre Island, Texas, at about 11:15 a.m. today.
Tropical Depression 2, closing in on southern Texas, appears too disorganized to intensify into a tropical storm prior to landfall.
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. advisory, the system was in the Gulf of Mexico 30 miles northeast of Brownsville, Texas, moving northwest at 15 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.
Little change in strength is expected before it stumbles ashore, hurricane specialists Richard Pasch and Robbie Berg said.
Even so, that region can expect heavy rains and possibly tornadoes today, they said.
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