Tropical update: Grace becomes a hurricane again as it heads for another landfall in Mexico

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HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather team and National Hurricane Center is tracking two different systems in the tropics right now — Hurricane Grace and Tropical Storm Henri.

As of 10 p.m. Houston time Thursday, Grace was beginning to intensify as it moved across the southwestern Gulf of Mexico dumping heavy rain on the Yucatan Peninsula. It was briefly downgraded to a Tropical Storm status but was again a hurricane as of 7 a.m. Friday.

Grace has winds at 85 mph and is moving west at 15 mph.

Grace is heading west across the southern Gulf.

On the forecast track, the center of Grace is forecast to move across the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and then make another landfall along the coast of mainland Mexico north of Veracruz late Friday into early Saturday.

Henri has maximum sustained winds at 65 mph. The system is expected to turn to the north and head for the New England coast this weekend as a Cat 1 Hurricane.