Tropical Storm Bill to Bring Heavy Wind + Rain to East Texas
East Texas is in for a few days of potentially heavy rainfall thanks to Tropical Storm Bill.
Bill is expected to make landfall around Port O'Connor and then move inland and follow a path north along I-35 up toward Dallas before making a right hand turn across Eastern Oklahoma toward the Ohio valley.
East Texas is poised to potentially receive up to five inches of rain (up to 12 inches in some isolated areas) with this tropical system.
East Texas has the potential to receive this amount of rain because we will be in the right front quadrant of the storm system and has the most rainfall. From time to time we could experience heavy bands of rain throughout the day today through Thursday and some of these storms could produce locally heavy rainfall, a brief tornado and wind gusts of up to 70 mph.
Flash flood watches have been posted for all of East Texas through Thursday. Flooding could easily occur because the ground is already saturated from all the rain we experienced last month and remains the main concern from tropical storm Bill.
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