Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this afternoon and evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
A televised debate is scheduled for October Fifth for Texas gubernatorial candidates.
Aides say Democrat Chris Bell and independent candidates Kinky Friedman and Carole Keeton Strayhorn will take part. A spokesman for Republican Governor Rick Perry says his campaign hasn't decided yet whether he'll participate.
Meantime, eleven mayors in the heavily Democratic Rio Grande Valley are giving their support to Republican Governor Rick Perry.
Perry yesterday touted his efforts to get Mexico to pay on a long-standing debt of Rio Grande Valley water. The governor also talked about tort reform successes that he says has doctors returning to the Valley.