AUSTIN (KXAN) — Tropical storm Imelda developed rapidly Tuesday, then made landfall less than an hour later near Freeport, Texas. The storm is crawling slowly north of Houston this morning, with a compact rain field largely failing to reach our area.
While southeast Texas may see over one foot of rain through Friday, it is becoming more clear that the remnants of this tropical storm will not bring us the drought-busting rain we desperately need. Scattered downpours at times, most numerous locally on Thursday, may only bring Austin 0.25″-0.50″ of rain, with up to 2″ possible east on Highway 77.
- In-Depth: Being on the west side of this tropical system is bad news for our local rain chances. A “dry slot” is working into the area today on a northwesterly breeze, limiting how much rain can develop.