At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Bill was
located near latitude 27.9 North, longitude 95.7 West. Bill is
moving toward the northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general
motion is expected to continue today. On the forecast track, the
center of Bill is expected to make landfall in the warning area
along the Texas coast later this morning and move inland over
south-central Texas this afternoon and tonight.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is likely before landfall.
Weakening is forecast after the center moves inland later today, and
Bill is expected to weaken to a tropical depression tonight.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).
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