As of 1 p.m. Friday, Don was about 120 miles east-northeast from Brownsville and has been travelling west-northwest at 15 mph toward the Texas coast, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The NWS predicts the storm to continue travelling in this direction and make landfall in Corpus Christi late tonight or early Saturday morning.
Don is expected to bring a few inches of rainfall to the South Texas area, but is not expected to severely impact the Rio Grande Valley.
All activities on UTPA's main campus, as well as its sites off-campus, will continue as scheduled for tonight and through the weekend. The University will continue to monitor the storm and will provide updates as needed.
The Texas Department of Public Safety offers many tips on how to stay safe during a hurricane and other emergencies.
In the meantime, UTPA asks everyone to visit the University's main website and the NWS website and follow local media to stay informed about the storm. Updates can also be heard on UTPA's crisis hotline at (956) 665-7233.
The University urges everyone to use caution while travelling this weekend.