I’ve been watching Gustav for the last couple of days as it has strengthened from a Tropical Storm into a Category 1 Hurricane in the Caribbean. All forecasts have Gustav continuing into the southern Gulf of Mexico and strengthening over the weekend. It will likely make landfall in the US Gulf Coast, maybe even right here in Galveston.
At the forecasted speed, it probably won’t make landfall until Monday night. We’ll have to watch Gustav as we’re still in the cone of doom and it’s quite possible we could take a direct hit.