The 0600Z advisory is out and Rita is still Tropical Storm Rita.
I’m not saying that isn’t so, but I can’t believe the Hurricane Center still hasn’t made this storm into a hurricane. That small wind speed change would make a huge difference in perception.
The outward signs say Rita has already graduated.
We’ll see what happens at 5:00 AM. Well, we’ll see much later. I’ll be fast asleep at 5:00 AM.