Heavy rain for Texas

General overview Saturday 24th October 2015

The combination of a frontal trough and remnant energy and moisture from what is left of PATRICIA will aid in the development of a non-tropical area of low pressure later today over south Texas. The low is expected to track northeastward along the Texas coast and move into the Louisiana coast by late Monday or early Tuesday. Despite this system being non-tropical in nature, sustained winds of 25 to 30 knots with gusts up to 45 knots are likely for many areas offshore within 150 miles of the Texas and western Louisiana coasts as well as the coastal onshore areas. In the heaviest squalls, locally higher gusts up to 55 knots are possible. The low will also bring high tides and coastal flooding (especially for the upper Texas and western Louisiana coast) along with the potential for flooding rainfall for much of southern and southeastern Texas and western Louisiana through Monday. These high tides (up to 3-5 feet above normal) combined with the heavy rainfall could exacerbate any flooding that occurs near the coast.

Disturbance fifty is over 1,000 miles east of Florida and is not expected to develop into a tropical cyclone as it tracks generally to the north-nor'east over the next few days.

Umbrellas in Texas otherwise stand easy.

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