HOUSTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Dolly churned toward southern Texas on Monday, and forecasters said they expected it to grow into a hurricane before hitting land near the Mexican border later this week.
The storm, with sustained winds of nearly 50 miles per hour (85 km per hour), emerged from the Yucatan Peninsula over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane watch was issued for the southern Texas coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
At 10 p.m. CDT (11 p.m. EDT), Dolly was 435 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas. It was due to hit land on Wednesday near the border town of Brownsville, Texas, well away from sensitive offshore drilling rigs and production platforms. - Reuters
Dolly?! That's the best they got?