A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
The commander of space shuttle Discovery says the mission's off to "a really good start."
The shuttle's gotten a clean bill of health so far, and it's racing toward a docking with the international space station this afternoon.
Discovery will get another inspection about an hour before docking, when commander Mark Polansky manually steers the shuttle's nose up and slowly flips the spacecraft over so the space station's crew can photograph its belly for damage.
So far, managers on the ground say they see nothing that worries them.
On this mission, Discovery is delivering a new crew member and a two-ton addition to the space lab.