ORLANDO, Fla. - Tropical storm depression 11 strengthened Tropical Storm Imelda Tuesday shortly before making landfall, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm formed near the Texas coast and made landfall Tuesday afternoon near Freeport.
At last check, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. The system was about 35 miles southwest of Galveston and was moving north at 7 mph. It is expected to continue to move through the Texas coast Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning, bringing heavy rainfall and a threat of flash flooding, according to the hurricane center.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for the coast of Texas from Sargent to Port Bolivar.
Tropical Storm Imelda is accompanied by Hurricane Humberto and tropical depression 10 in the Atlantic. Tropical depression 10 is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Jerry later Tuesday.
Imelda marks the ninth named storm for the Atlantic hurricane season. The next three named storms will be Jerry, Karen and Lorenzo.
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