Tropical Storm Edouard has been downgraded to a tropical depression. It is dumping rain across the state and right here in the Brazos Valley.
Experts say potential flooding is now a cause for concern. State officials are on standby tonight to assist any communities that might be affected by the heavy rain or potential flooding.
News Three followed the storm from Galveston to Bryan.
Waves crahsed into Galveston's shore early Tuesday morning. It was a sign Tropical Storm Edouard made landfall. However, the seaside town missed the storm's biggest punch.
"It's not really a storm, not even a wave out there," A Galveston Resident said. "I saw a couple of surfers floating, but that's about it."
Those who stayed in Galveston, despite the dismal forecast, rode out the storm. Edouard lost strength after hitting land, but dumped inches of rain along the way.
In Conroe, Edouard whipped trees and slowed traffic. The Red Cross even kept a shelter open in anticipation of the storm.
"They've had us stay open in case anyone needed overnight shelter," Thomas McKnight said.
From there the storm travelled north on I-45 to New Waverly.
At the Waverly House Restaurant, weather was the hot topic of conversation.
"Just seems to be just kind of a heavy rain, a little bit of wind, but no problem whatsoever," New Waverly resident Steve Brand said.
News Three beat the storm to Huntsville, where rain pounded a town in need of a downpour.
"It's good for us," A Huntsville resident said.
The rain has brought new life to a town facing drought like conditions, but now towns in Edouard's path have a new problem to worry about, flash flooding.
Experts predict when it's all said and done, Edouard will drop three to six inches of rain in the Brazos Valley until it fades out early Wednesday morning.
The good news, no major damage has been reported because of the storm.
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