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Tropical Wave in the Gulf could bring much needed Rain

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY TX – The National Weather Service is predicting a tropical wave to reach the southwestern Gulf sometime Friday. At this time there is a low (20%) chance of this tropical wave to develop into a tropical storm over the next 5 days.

This weekend’s forecast calls for an increase in rain chances. The Upper Texas Coast is experiencing dry conditions to moderate drought, so this tropical wave will bring much needed rainfall. Please remember that this does not eliminate any risk of flooding. If there is too much rainfall in a short period of time, isolated flooding may occur. We also can’t ignore the low lying areas and areas prone to flooding, these could be affected by this tropical wave.

It is not certain whether a tropical cyclone will develop, but the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and its partners will continue to monitor and update on the progress and conditions of this tropical wave.

Source: US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas

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Source: Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management