Hurricane Harvey path updates LIVE: Storm heads across the USA | Weather | News

Bringing you the latest Harvey path updates, storm track, weather models, the latest forecasts, tracking maps and videos as the storm ploughs across the US.  

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on Friday as a powerful category 4 hurricane, leading to devastating floods in Houston and other areas along the Gulf Coast. 

Harvey, which has now been downgraded to a tropical depression, made landfall for a second time on the Gulf Coast yesterday as flooding continues.  

We will have the very latest Tropical Storm Harvey news in one place, updated throughout the day and night until the storm has passed. 

5.30am CDT: Tropical Storm Irma to become hurricane

The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center said: “Irma is forecast to become a hurricane later today but remain over the tropical Atlantic through Tuesday.”

4.55am CDT: Chemical plant explosion reported near Houston  

An explosion has been reported at a chemical plant near the city of Houston, Texas, which has been ravaged by Storm Harvey.

Two blasts were heard and black smoke was seen pouring out of the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby.

4.45am CDT: NHC ends Harvey updates – NWC takes over 

The NHC tweeted: “Looking for TD Harvey advisories? They’re now being issued by the NOAA Weather Prediction Center.” 

4am CDT: Eye of the storm moves over Louisiana

The National Weather Prediction Center said: “Flooding rains continue across far eastern Texas and Louisiana with heavy rainfall expected to spread northeastward through the lower Mississippi Valley and into the Tennessee Valley over the next day or two.” 

The eye of the storm was located about 15 miles (20km) south of Monroe in Louisiana and about 65 miles (105km) north-northeast of Alexandria in Louisiana. 

The tropical depression, with winds of 30 mph (50 km/h), is moving northeast. 

The latest forecast track shows that Harvey will move into Mississippi by Thursday afternoon, the Western Tennessee Valley region on Friday and into the lower Ohio Valley early Saturday. 

READ MORE: PREVIOUS LIVE UPDATES ON HURRICANE HARVEY

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