MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Hanna is getting stronger and is forecast to make landfall as a hurricane in South Texas on Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

At 11 p.m., the center of the system was about 165 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Hanna is moving toward the west near 8 mph and this motion should continue through Saturday morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts.

A gradual turn toward the west-southwest is expected Saturday night and that motion should continue through Sunday.  On the forecast track, the center of Hanna should make landfall along the Texas coast within the hurricane warning area Saturday afternoon or early evening.

Rapid weakening is expected after Hanna moves inland.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…

* Baffin Bay to Sargent Texas

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…

* Port Mansfield to Mesquite Bay Texas

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Barra el Mezquital Mexico to Port Mansfield Texas
* Mesquite Bay to High Island Texas

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.

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