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HOUSTON, TX (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Harvey is still producing heavy rains over far east Texas and southwestern Louisiana.

At 11 p.m., the center of the storm was about 60 miles south-southwest of Cameron, Louisiana.

Harvey is moving toward the northeast near 6 mph. Its maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…

  • Holly Beach to Morgan City

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…

  • Port Bolivar to west of Holly Beach

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

  • North of Freeport Texas to Grand Isle Louisiana

A north- northeastward motion is expected later tonight and this general motion should continue through Wednesday night.  On the forecast track, the center of Harvey is expected to move inland over the northwestern Gulf Coast within the tropical storm warning area early Wednesday.

No significant change in strength is anticipated before the center crosses the coast, but gradual weakening should begin thereafter.

Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall amounts of 7 to 13 inches through Friday over parts of the upper Texas coast into southwestern Louisiana. Isolated storm totals may reach 50 inches over the upper Texas coast, including the Houston/Galveston metropolitan area.

Elsewhere, Harvey is expected to produce total rain amounts of 5 to 15 inches farther east across south-central Louisiana. Rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected in southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi and Alabama.

The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline.

Tropical storm conditions are occurring over portions of the warning area along the coast. Tropical storm conditions are likely to persist within the warning area during the next couple of days.

A few tornadoes are possible through tonight from extreme southeast Texas across southern Louisiana, southern Mississippi and extreme southwestern Alabama.

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