Hurricane Harvey has strengthened to a Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds reaching 120 mph.
The upgrade comes as countless people in Texas continue to hunker down and brace for impact.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Harvey is expected to make landfall just east of Corpus Christi — between 10 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. ET Saturday.
Experts believe it will be one of the strongest storms on record.
Eight million people are currently under hurricane warnings — and nearly 1 million others are under tropical storm warnings.
Forecasters believe Harvey will likely stall out for several days, causing “catastrophic” flooding and damaging winds throughout Texas.
The storm is slated to intensify before making landfall.
Tropical-storm-force winds have already been reported along the Texas coast — and water levels have risen at least 1 to 2 feet above average tide levels near Corpus Christi and Port Aransas.
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) August 25, 2017