TROPICAL STORM IMELDA has made landfall in Texas, bringing torrential rain, strong winds and storm surge hits to the US state. Here are the latest forecast and tropical storm updates.
Tropical Storm Imelda has quickly strengthened from a tropical depression, with maximum sustained winds of 40mph. The weather system has now made landfall in Texas, and if predictions ring true, could dump the heaviest level of rainfall from one storm on the Houston area since 2017’s hurricane Harvey. Imelda was first noticed on Tuesday afternoon and is expected to track across Texas with heavy rainfall and strong winds.
CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said: “Many of the forecast models are suggesting 6 to 10 inches of rain with isolated higher amounts across the region.
“If the forecast holds, the amount of rain to fall would be the highest storm total rainfall since Hurricane Harvey in 2017.”
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), a tropical storm warning has been issued along the Texas coast from Sargent to Port Bolivar.
There is also a flash flood warning covering an area of more than six million people, including Houston and Galveston. READ MORE…