The Wall Street Journal: Now a tropical storm, Harvey pounds Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—Hurricane Harvey pounded Texas on Saturday with torrential rain and high winds, threatening catastrophic flooding, though the storm was gradually losing strength after hitting the coast late Friday.

By daybreak, after a night of rattling winds and sheets of rain, Harvey had been downgraded to a Category 1 storm from a Category 4, according to the National Hurricane Center. It weakened further to tropical-storm status before 2 p.m.

The storm was expected to settle in over South Texas for several days. Forecasters warned it could bring up to 40 inches of rain in some places and potentially cause devastating flooding in cities like Houston.

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