Tropical Storm Don has lost momentum, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported as the storm was approaching Baffin Bay with maximum sustained winds of 25 miles per hour at 10 p.m. Don has steadily been moving west-northwest at speeds of 14 mph. At 10 p.m. Friday, the center reported the tropical storm was about forty miles south of Corpus Christi, Texas.
The tropical storm warning that was issued Thursday for the Texas coast has been lifted, said the NHC. There are no other coastal watches or warnings in effect, they added.
Don is expected to disperse by Saturday. The National Hurricane Center said that "wind gusts could still be experienced over water to the north and east of the center."
The weather center said that storm surge and tides will keep water levels as high as one to two feet above ground level for areas along the Texas south coast. Those levels will begin to recede as the storm shifts inland.
Sadly, as the region has been suffering from drought, the amount of rainfall expected will likely not suffice. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that the drought is the third most profound in the state's history.