Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The bands of heavy rain will continue moving across the rest of the Valley this morning. A Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday, and FIRST WARN 5 meteorologists say flooding will be a threat throughout the storm. Rain could exceed 15 inches.Hurricane Alex has sustained winds of 80 mph. It's moving WNW at 7 mph. It's expected to make landfall this evening on the coast of Northern Mexico, south of Brownsville. A storm surge of 3-5 feet is possible on the South Texas coast.Meteorologist Jonathan Owens says we can expect tropical storm force winds and heavy rain. Shelters remain open across the Valley. This is from KRGV local station.

My rain gauge shows 7" of rain here so far.


  1. Highway 87 to 124 (the ferry road) on the Bolivar pennisula is closed due to high water. Some light rain bands are entering the Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange area now.

  2. Looks like this bad boy is going to affect the entire Texas coastline.