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Tropical Disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico UPDATE 2

Post Date:09/13/2018 11:50 AM

The latest update from the National Weather Service is reporting that the tropical system (Invest 95L) moving toward the Texas Coast continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms, which will result in lots of rain for the Victoria area through the weekend. Up to five inches of rain are possible with coastal tides running two feet higher than normal.

While the system could develop into a tropical depression before it reaches the Texas coast, it is unlikely for the system to develop much strength before it makes landfall over South Texas. No damaging winds are in the forecast for the Victoria area with maximum wind gusts estimated at 30mph.

Flash flooding is a possibility in the Victoria area, so ranchers and farmers should move livestock and farm equipment away from streams and rivers.

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