Texas & Louisiana: Tropical Storm Imelda makes landfall near Freeport; up to 18 inches of rain expected in coastal areas including Houston, Lake Charles, and other cities
Tuesday, 9/17/19 1:00pm CDT: The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Imelda has formed in the Gulf of Mexico just south of the coast of Texas.
Forecasters said in a Tuesday advisory that Imelda is at Freeport, Texas, and moving north at 7 mph. The storm has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph and is expected to bring heavy rainfall and flooding to the state.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Texas coast from Sargent to Bolivar.
- NHC Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion
- NWS Houston Tropical Storm Warning (9/17/19; 1:02pm CDT)
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- Tropical Storm Imelda forms in the Gulf of Mexico — and has already made landfall (AL.com)
Update: The @NWSNHC has classified the disturbance off the SE TX Coast as Tropical Storm Imelda. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued along the coast between Sargent and Port Bolivar. The main impacts with this system remain heavy rainfall and flash flooding. #txwx #houwx pic.twitter.com/m7TLYs7kAn
— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) September 17, 2019
NEW: Tropical Storm #Imelda has formed just south of the coast of Texas. For more: see local products from @NWSHouston @NWSLakeCharles , storm information at https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB and heavy rainfall forecasts from @NWSWPC pic.twitter.com/pdae8lIxqs
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 17, 2019