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Tropical Disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico UPDATE 1

Post Date:09/12/2018 4:04 PM

The latest update from the National Weather Service about the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico continues to forecast heavy rains for the Victoria area beginning on Thursday and continuing through the weekend. Rains between 3-4 inches are forecast for the Victoria area with elevated tides for coastal communities at 1 – 2 feet higher than normal.

The NWS reports there is a chance that this tropical disturbance could strengthen into a tropical depression that would impact the area from Corpus Christi southward with higher rainfall totals. However, the NWS said their confidence level in the forecast for Victoria increased, that the main impact from this system for the Victoria region will be heavy rains and higher tides along coastal communities.

Victoria emergency officials continue to monitor this tropical system and maintain a high degree of readiness in case the forecast changes.

The next update on this tropical disturbance will be at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, unless the forecast changes significantly for the Victoria region.

More information: Victoria Office of Emergency Management: 361-580-5770