Monday Weather Muse

All eyes in this area are watching the developements in the Gulf.

It looks like we will be feeling the effects of the approaching storm tomorrow in the early pre-dawn hours. Hopefully, the storm will live down to the predictions and not become the storm it could be.

All in all though, we can use the rain. And this time of year, most of our rain comes in this form off the Gulf of Mexico.

Follow-up

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WHEN HOUSTON WILL FEEL EDOUARD’S EFFECTS

Assuming that the storm continues moving westward at about 9 mph — and that’s truly an assumption — Galveston should begin feeling tropical storm force winds at about 4 a.m. tomorrow, and if the storm becomes a hurricane higher winds would come shortly thereafter.

Houston would feel the winds a wee bit later.

There could be some rainfall today not associated with Edouard, but otherwise it will be hot. Computer models such as the GFDL suggest the tropical storm’s rain won’t get here until at least shortly after midnight.

HOW MUCH WILL IT RAIN?

One could lose a lot of money betting on tropical storm rain forecasts. The good news for those concerned about inland flooding — which would be just about everyone in Harris County — is that Edouard is presently forecast to accelerate forward once inland.

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