Tropical storm Don
Graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning

The Tropical Storm Don in the southern Gulf of Mexico is heading towards the Southeastern Texas coast and is expected to rain in Texas by late Friday, National Weather Service reported.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said on Wednesday that the storm might not strengthen into a hurricane.

Tropical Storm Don is the fourth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season which is 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of Cozumel, Mexico, heading towards west-northwest with maximum winds of 40 miles an hour, according to a hurricane center bulletin just before 5 p.m. New York time.

Don should make landfall north of Corpus Christi on Friday night with rains of 1 to 2 inches along its path, Tim Speece, National Weather Service meteorologist said.

Forecasters said that the storm would not bring enough rain to stop a serious drought, Associated Press reported.

The National Hurricane Center for Texas coast has issued a tropical storm watch from the Port Mansfield northward to the west of San Luis Pass.