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.
Texas is among 14 states that fund corridor service that Amtrak might not otherwise provide.
Senators Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Trent Lott of Mississippi are expected to announce legislation today that would encourage more state investment in Amtrak by making federal matching funds available.
The sweeping bill calls for 12 (B) billion dollars in federal funding for the next six years.
The idea of matching funds for state investment in Amtrak is one that both supporters and critics of the railroad have embraced.