Near Record Heat Ahead of Edouard

By: Blake Mathews Email
By: Blake Mathews Email

Mother nature wants to make sure she serves us the one-two punch. As Tropical Storm Edouard closes in on Galveston, near record heat is baking the area. At 4PM, the temperature at Easterwood Airport shot to 105 degrees--just two degrees shy of our record. It is not out of the question that we may reach 106 or 107 before the day is done.

If that was the end of the story, it would be bad enough...but it's not. Tropical Storm Edouard continues to churn toward Galveston/Houston. As of the 5PM advisory, Edouard was located about 215 miles east-southeast of Galveston. Landfall of Edouard is expected tomorrow morning with Edouard possibly reaching hurricane strength. If Edouard continues on its path, extremely heavy rainfall and gusty winds will be likely across much of the Brazos Valley. Winds sustained between 20 and 30 mph with gusts over 40 will be likely and rainfall totals in excess of 3-6" with isolated amounts up to 8". For this reason, the National Weather Service has now issued a Flash Flood Watch for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Montgomery, Waller, and Washington Counties through Wednesday at midnight.


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