TS Bill raising local flooding, high wind concerns
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting Tropical Storm Bill to make landfall this morning on the Texas coast. Our local impacts are as follows:
Rain: 1-3 inches in southeast Texas in the heaviest rain bands. 1-2 inches in southwest, central, and south central Louisiana in the heaviest rain bands. This will cause some brief periods of street flooding.
Tides: High tide this morning will have some water across roads near Sabine Pass, Cameron, Intracoastal City, and Cypremort Point. Conditions will improve this afternoon due to low tide, but there could be another round of high water during high tide after midnight tonight.
Winds: The highest wind gusts will occur in the rain bands. For the coastal sections of southeast Texas and southwest and south central Louisiana, gusts could be as high as 40 mph. For the I-10 corridor of southeast Texas and southwest and south central Louisiana, gusts could be as high as 35 mph. In east Texas and central Louisiana, gusts could be up to 30 mph.
Tornadoes: There is a small risk for tornadoes in the rain bands that develop today.