Texas and Louisiana are bracing for the arrival of Tropical Storm Edouard. The National Hurricane Center expects the fifth namedÃ‚ storm of the season to strengthen to near-hurricane status before making landfall tomorrow morning. Coincidentally Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project tomorrow will issue an update of its 2008Ã‚ Atlantic basinÃ‚ hurricane forecast. By then the center of Edouard is expected to be very near the upper Texas coast or the coast of southwestern Louisiana. As of earlier today, a hurricane watch was in effect from west of Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to Port OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Connor, Texas. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours. A tropical storm warning remained in effect from the mouth of the Mississippi River westward to San Luis Pass. This means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. Check out I.I.I. information on the Texas insurance market.