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The system is forecast to go ashore near Corpus Christi as a tropical storm later today or early tomorrow, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical storm warnings and watches are posted along the Texas coast from Galveston Island to the Mexican border.

The tropical storm is expected to be a small-scale thing. There might be some brief, short-duration shut-ins and they may evacuate non-essential personnel, but the people who keep the pumps going will still be in business.”

Storms are watched closely because they are a threat to oil and natural gas interests in the Gulf, home to 31 percent of U.S. oil output and 7 percent of natural gas production. Coastal refineries account for 7.61 million barrels a day, or 42 percent of U.S. capacity.

You can also check out the Houston weather radar and forecast here.