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Tropical Storm Bill bears down on Texas coast, no impact expected in SELA

Source: National Hurricane Center Source: National Hurricane Center
Bill neasr landfall in Port Lavaca, TX. Winds of 60 mph (radar image as of 9 a.m.) Bill neasr landfall in Port Lavaca, TX. Winds of 60 mph (radar image as of 9 a.m.)
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Tropical Storm Bill is moving quickly toward the Texas coast. It is expected to make landfall Tuesday morning between Houston and Corpus Christi.

The storm is expected to bring heavy rains to Texas and Oklahoma. It is not expected to impact Southeast Louisiana.

Bill's maximum sustained winds were reported near 60 mph. The storm was tracking toward the northwest at 12 mph and expected to make landfall along the Texas coast Tuesday morning.

It's then predicted to move inland over south-central Texas Tuesday afternoon and weaken to a tropical depression by Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service says the storm is forecast to bring 4 to 8 inches of rain over eastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma.with up to a foot in isolated areas in eastern Texas. Two to 4 inches are expected over western Louisiana and western Arkansas.

Once inland, winds should begin to subside and the Coastal Flood Advisory will be lifted by Tuesday afternoon.

We can expect more pop-up showers and thunderstorms in the New Orleans area on Tuesday and through the rest of the week.

There are no upper disturbances or surface features to bring any heavy organized storms to SELA.

High temperatures will be in the low 90s with overnight temperatures in the 70s to low 80s.

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