Sunday's afternoon advisory showed Hurricane Ingrid moving slowly toward the coast of Mexico and maintaining its category 1 status at 75 miles per hour.
Ingrid has weakened since Saturday night when its sustained winds topped 85 miles per hour. Ingrid also made its turn from a north movement to west-northwest at about 6 miles per hour.
Little change in strength is expected Sunday but there is a possibility of slight strengthening just prior to landfall, which is expected Monday morning just north of Tampico.
Ingrid has a relatively small wind field with hurricane force winds extending 25 miles from the storm’s center, while tropical force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.
By comparison, when Hurricane Ike made landfall near Galveston five years ago, Hurricane winds extended 120 miles from the storm’s center with tropical force winds extending outward 275 miles.
The biggest impacts from Ingrid are expected to be heavy rainfall along the Mexican coast with 10-15 inches expected with isolated amounts of 25 inches possible.
Small craft advisories have been posted all along the Texas coast, especially for areas 20 miles out. Seas of 5 feet to 6 feet will be common with waves of more than 10 feet off the South Texas Coasts of Brownsville and South Padre Island.
Coastal Flood warnings and high surf warnings are in effect until Monday evening in the Brownsville and South Padre areas.
For Southeast Texas, 30 percent rain chances are exoected for much of the week, with east winds 10 to 15 mph and temps in the low 90s.
Small craft advisories off the coast with east winds of 10 to 15 knots, with seas running 4 feet to 6 feet out to 20 miles, 6 feet to 9 feet past 20 miles.