From the Spaceflight Meteorology Group:
The National Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Warning that includes the JSC area.
At 10AM CDT, Hurricane Laura was located at 23.6 N 87.0 W or 645 miles southeast of JSC. Laura was moving WNW at 17 MPH. Maximum sustained winds were 75 MPH.
Hurricane Laura is forecast to intensify becoming a category 3 major hurricane on Wednesday. Peak intensity is likely to occur late Wednesday afternoon, most liely with a slight decrease before coming ashore in the upper Texas or southwest Louisiana coastline very early Thursday morning. Rapid weakening is expected shortly after landfall. There is still some uncertainty in the forecast track and a shift westward closer to JSC is a definite possibility. Wind and rain impacts for JSC are expected to begin Wednesday evening. Laura will continue moving inland at near 15 mph so a stalling storm with an extended period of flooding rains is not forecast. Two to four inches of rain is expected unless the track continues to shift westward.
Monitor the latest advisories on Laura and begin and complete emergency planning.
The next JSC Emergency Notification System (JENS) advisory will be issued late this Tuesday afternoon.
Tropical Weather Info from National Hurricane Center:
Hurricane Statement from NWS Houston/Galveston: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=HGX&product=HLS&issuedby=HGX