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Wesley's Blog: Tropical Storm Bill heads to Texas

Tropical Storm Bill making landfall on Tuesday in Texas Tropical Storm Bill making landfall on Tuesday in Texas
Over 7 inches of rainfall possible in the next 24 hours as Bill makes landfall Over 7 inches of rainfall possible in the next 24 hours as Bill makes landfall
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - As of Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Bill will be making landfall in Texas very soon, bringing a flooding rain threat. There will be no significant impacts to south Mississippi. Please refer to the National Hurricane Center for the latest official information on this storm.

Tropical Storm Bill should make landfall in east Texas near Seadrift or Rockport by Tuesday afternoon. Bill's winds have gusted to tropical-storm force (39 - 60 mph). There is some storm surge. But, the main threat with that storm is the flooding rainfall threat with parts of Texas expecting over 7 inches of rain in the next 24 hours. Parts of Texas already received extreme rainfall last month. So, it's a dangerous flood situation with the soil already saturated for them.

Meanwhile, there are still no significant impacts expected for south Mississippi. As soon as high tide ends,this afternoon, that Coastal Flood Advisory for Hancock County should be allowed to expire. I've been heavily tweeting about it this morning. Today will likely conclude my extensive coverage of Bill since it should move inland by the afternoon and the overall threat to coastal areas will subside by Wednesday.

Keep in mind that moisture from Bill will be carried well inland, bringing over 3 inches of heavy rain to parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois through Friday.


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