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Tropical Storm Imelda forms near the Texas coast

Posted: 12:24 PM, Sep 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-17 14:45:17-04
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Update: Tropical Storm Imelda has now made landfall near Freeport, Texas less than an hour after forming in the Gulf.

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Tropical Depression Eleven has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Imelda with 40 mph and gusts up to 45 mph.

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The latest forecast track has Imelda slowly moving to the north and pushing onshore just to the south of Galveston Tuesday afternoon/evening.

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As Imelda moves closer to Houston it will weaken back down to a tropical depression on Wednesday but this system still looks to bring a lot of rain to the region.

Flooding looks to be the biggest concern as the models are indicating that some spots could see 10-15+ inches of rain between now and Thursday.

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Locally, Tropical Storm Imelda will not impact us much except to produce a few scattered showers the next couple days and clouds to hold temperatures in the 80s.

Also, for those along the coast there is a Coastal Flood Advisory as the persistent southern flow will pile up the water about 1-2.5 feet above normal levels.

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Lastly, for those offshore in the Gulf near the Texas coast it could be a couple rough days as rain bands from the system will produce strong winds (40-50 mph gusts) and heavy rains.