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Update #4 Friday, September 14,2018  11:30 A.M.

The rain bands from the tropical disturbance (Invest 95L) have been moving on shore this morning. While this weather system is not forecast to develop any further, it will bring a rainy weekend to Victoria.

Rainfall amounts of 3-5 inches are possible in the Victoria area with isolated totals of 8” through the weekend with multiple rounds of heavy showers. The weather should start clearing on Sunday. Forecasters anticipate the possibility of heavy rain around the commute home so motorists are urged to use caution and slow down.

No damaging winds are in the forecast for the Victoria area with maximum wind gusts estimated at 30mph.

Coastal tides are running two feet higher than normal.

Victoria County is under a flash flood watch, so ranchers and farmers should move livestock and farm equipment away from streams and rivers. At this time, there are no indications that the Guadalupe River at Victoria will enter flood stage, although a rise in levels is forecast for next week.

Victoria emergency officials continue to monitor this tropical system, but this is the last update to Invest 95L, unless the forecast changes significantly.

Update #3 Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:00 P.M.

No significant changes in this latest update from the National Weather Service on the tropical system (Invest 95L) moving toward the Texas Coast.

Up to five inches of rain are possible in the Victoria area through the weekend with multiple rounds of heavy showers. The weather should start clearing on Sunday.

No damaging winds are in the forecast for the Victoria area with maximum wind gusts estimated at 30mph.

Coastal tides are running two feet higher than normal. There is a chance of water spouts and tornadoes.

Victoria County is under a flash flood watch, 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.

 

Update #2 Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:00 P.M.

NEWS RELEASE FROM: The Victoria Office of Emergency Management

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.

 

Update #1 Wednesday, September 12 4:04 P.M.

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.