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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Tropical Storm Harold made landfall on Padre Island, Texas at 10 a.m. Tuesday with winds of 50 mph. Harold has since been downgraded to a tropical depression as it weakens over land.

Flooding rainfall amounts of up to 7 inches are possible along the South Texas coast inland toward the Rio Grande Valley. So far, the reporting station at Corpus Christi has measured more than three inches of rain.

Tropical Storm Harold’s projected rainfall


TD Harold sent welcome rain bands into Central Texas Tuesday evening, bringing parts of Austin our first measurable rainfall in a month — and breaking Austin’s 100-degree streak after 45 days of hot sunshine.

The last measurable rain in Austin at Camp Mabry was back on July 22. On that day we picked up 0.01″ which was just enough to end our previous dry stretch. The last time it rained more than a tenth of an inch was on June 22 — two months ago.


Gusty east winds of 20-30 mph continue this evening, but will die out overnight as Harold weakens and moves farther away.