tropical storm

Updated at 2 p.m. ET

A tropical cyclone in the northwestern Caribbean Sea has been upgraded to a named storm, Tropical Storm Nate. The system is likely to become a hurricane in the next three days and could hit the northern Gulf Coast on Sunday morning, forecasters say.

"Residents along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of this system and heed any advice given by local officials," the National Hurricane Center says.

Scarlette Holley

People in parts of Southeast Texas are slowing making their way back to their homes to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, with many pushing to file a claim with their insurance company before Friday.  Their urgency could be related to a Texas House Bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott.

The San Antonio Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management are encouraging South Texas residents to stay up to date on Tropical Storm Harvey by downloading the "Ready South Texas" app.

It delivers flood advisories and warnings to any smart device and features instant access to evacuation maps, emergency shelters, and special services.

Threats of 3-5 inches of rain — and the possibility of 8 inches in some places — have people in northwest Florida bracing for flooding from Tropical Storm Colin. The storm is forecast to hit the area Monday afternoon and then move north along the East Coast.

Emergency officials are bracing for the worst as Tropical Storm Bill continues to wreak havoc on some of the state’s eastern counties.   

The ground in parts of Victoria, Jackson, Goliad, and Calhoun Counties near Matagorda Island is still saturated from the Memorial Day floods. Sgt. Jason Reyes with the Department of Public Safety says that’s a real concern.
“So this is going to make for these low-lying areas, the creeks and the low rivers to rise once again. So we just want to make sure the public is cautious of that," Reyes warned.
The State opened its emergency management command center in Austin and is closely monitoring the storm and the impact of the weather on a statewide basis.