The storm center was marked 145 miles (235 kilometers) southwest of Port Arthur, Texas, or about 114 miles (183 kilometers) south of Houston, and was drifting east-southeast at 3 mph (6 kmh) with sustained winds of up to 45 mph (75 kmh).
The storm was expected to make a slow turn to the northeast on Tuesday, placing the center just off the middle and upper Texas Gulf coast through Tuesday night before moving inland. Harvey is expected to produce 10 to 20 additional inches or rain over the upper Texas coast and southwestern Louisiana through Thursday, with isolated storm totals maybe reaching 50 inches over the Houston-Galveston area and the upper Texas coast.
President Donald Trump is expected to visit two Texas cities for updates on the devastating flooding that has paralyzed the region in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The White House announced late Monday that the president and first lady Melania Trump will depart Tuesday morning for Corpus Christi, where they’ll receive a briefing on relief efforts by local leaders and relief organizations.
The couple will then head to Austin for a tour of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Operations Center.
The trip will conclude with a briefing there from state leaders.