“Tropical Disturbance” Headed For Victoria Area
From the Victoria Emergency Operations Center--A Hurricane Hunter airplane found a large wave of low pressure, so the system remains a tropical disturbance. However, Tropical Storm Bill may still form before making landfall along the Central Texas Coast sometime Tuesday. Tropical storm force winds up to 40mph are expected in the coastal region. The main impacts for the Victoria area will be heavy rainfall and flash flooding Tuesday night through Wednesday night. Between 3 to 6 inches of rain is forecast but there could be isolated rainstorms with higher rainfall. Scattered bands of rain could hit the area today but no significant rainfall is expected until Tuesday.
The Guadalupe River is forecast to rise to 23.2 feet but this forecast is likely to increase as the rain falls across the Guadalupe River basin. City and County crews are taking precautionary measures to handle the heavy rainfall. Increasing swells in the Gulf of Mexico will result in minor coastal flooding and dangerous rip currents.
The rains from the low pressure should diminish by late Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning.