Hurricane Harvey now Category 4 as coastal conditions deteriorate

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hurricane Harvey was just upgraded to a Cateogry 4 hurricane as of 6:02 p.m. It is forecast to make landfall in Texas Friday night. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.

As a result, Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell and Fayette counties. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Travis, Williamson, Hays, Blanco, Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays and Lee counties.

Flood Warnings have been issued for Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette and Hays Counties ahead of anticipated.

On its current track, the storm will likely make landfall somewhere near Corpus Christi or Rockport, then slowly move northwest toward Central Texas, though it may stall before getting here. Either way, rain is expected in Central Texas this weekend, but the amounts are uncertain.

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