Tropical Storm Imelda Engulfs Texas


BREAKING: Tropical Storm Imelda has just formed SW of Houston in the Gulf of Mexico, with wind speeds of 40 mph.

HRRR guidance suggests a 12-15″ rainfall maximum just SW of Houston with near double digit totals in bands through the Houston area likely tonight.

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Tropical Storm Imelda has just formed off Houston, Texas on September 17, 2019. Picture via Twitter

Well that didn’t take long! From Depression to Tropical Storm Imelda to landfall at Freeport in less than two hours.

Bottom lines remain the same:

  • Flooding rains for the Houston/Galveston area over the next few days
  • Stay on the “clean” (drier) side of the system.
  • Flooding is going to be the main threat and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect.

Tropical Storm Imelda could bring “life-threatening flash flooding along portions of the Upper Texas Coast,” according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Imelda is the 9th named storm of the Atlantic basin season.

Heavy rain is the main threat with this system as it moves through SE Texas.

According to ABC News, schools will be closing on Wednesday:

Tropical Storm Warning have been issued for coastal Harris, Chambers, Brazoria and Galveston counties just after Imelda had formed:

Be ready and prepare yourself to brace flooding in Houston:

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