This product covers Southeast Texas **IMELDA WEAKENS TO A DEPRESSION...BUT THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING STILL LIE AHEAD** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Brazoria Islands, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, and Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * STORM INFORMATION: - About 10 miles south of Houston TX - 29.6N 95.4W - Storm Intensity 35 mph - Movement North or 350 degrees at 7 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ With this advisory, Imelda has become a tropical depression, and all tropical storm warnings have been dropped. However, the weakening of winds should not distract from the fact that heavy, flood producing rains remain the primary threat with this storm. These rains are still yet to reach their peak danger as the center of the depression slowly drifts around Southeast Texas in the coming days. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across the upper Texas Gulf Coast. Remain well guarded against life-threatening flood waters having possible extensive impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across Southeast Texas. Remain well guarded against dangerous flood waters having possible limited to significant impacts. * SURGE: Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across Southeast Texas. * TORNADOES: Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across Southeast Texas. * WIND: Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across Southeast Texas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * EVACUATIONS: Do not enter impacted areas until officials have given the all clear to return. * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a flash flood watch or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic rise in water levels. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org - For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org NEXT UPDATE ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston TX as conditions warrant.
Current Condition: Drizzle and Humid
Wind Speeds: 5.88mph
Chance of Precipitation: 0.99%
Temperature: 81/75 Rain and humid throughout the day. Friday:
Temperature: 84/73 Possible light rain until evening. Saturday:
Temperature: 84/74 Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. Sunday:
Temperature: 84/74 Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. Monday: