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Grace strengthens to a hurricane, poised for Mexico landfall

Grace has strengthened to a hurricane as it nears Mexico Wednesday.
Grace has strengthened to a hurricane as it nears Mexico Wednesday.(KBTX)
Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 10:18 AM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - As Grace continues to crawl through the Caribbean, Air Force Hurricane Hunters have found that Grace now has hurricane-force winds.

Grace has been responsible for mudslides in Haiti, and made landfall in Jamaica as a tropical storm, and brought heavy rain and wend to the Caymans as well. It looks to continue on a westward path, travelling around a large block of high pressure, keeping it well south of the state of Texas.

After moving through the Yucatan Peninsula, the storm will re-emerge (and likely re-strengthen) into the far southern Gulf of Mexico, where a second landfall is expected this weekend.

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