**12:30p UPDATE: Hurricane Harvey has formed off the Texas coast.

The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center is a significant upgrade from where it has been in the last several days. Hurricane Hunters are out once again today and forecast say Harvey could strengthen to be a Category 3 hurricane before making landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Bruce Mikels

The entire KATC StormTeam Weather Lab has been updating this movement of the storm all morning. Follow KPEL News on social media and look for updates from KPEL965.com as the storm makes landfall.