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Daily Tropical Update: Heavy tropical downpours and rough seas expected Sunday through Tuesday

(KTRK) — Saturday Midday update:
Prepare for rain when making your Father’s Day plans.

Meteorologist Collin Myers says a surge of tropical moisture around a tropical wave now in the Gulf will bring several rounds of rain starting Saturday and increasing through Monday. The National Hurricane Center now gives this a low chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm over the weekend. But Collin says while the Gulf has a history of rapidly spinning up hurricanes, this is not one of those patterns. A large but weak area of low pressure may still develop in the western Gulf, enhancing rainfall and increasing wind gusts over 40 mph along the upper Texas coastline.

Meteorologist Collin Myers says a surge of tropical moisture around a tropical wave now in the Gulf will bring several rounds of rain starting Saturday and increasing through Monday. The National Hurricane Center now gives this a low chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm over the weekend. But Collin says while the Gulf has a history of rapidly spinning up hurricanes, this is not one of those patterns. A large but weak area of low pressure may still develop in the western Gulf, enhancing rainfall and increasing wind gusts over 40 mph along the upper Texas coastline.
Regardless of development, the wave will bring rough seas and a lot of tropical moisture into Texas this weekend.
We are looking at three to four days with the potential for heavy tropical downpours that could flood streets. Travis says the most intense rains look to fall Sunday night through Monday, with 2-4″ common but over 6″ possible in isolated spots. Street flooding is most likely, but bayou and creek flooding cannot be ruled out.
Some rain will be a welcome relief from budding drought conditions. Addicks and Barker reservoirs are empty and area bayous are low. Travis says we can handle several inches of rain if they come down at a manageable rate.

Along the coast, expect deteriorating conditions through the weekend with minor coastal flooding, rough seas, and waves building up to 7 feet as winds increase to near gale force Sunday and Monday. Travis says you can still get in much of your outdoor plans, including along the coast, Saturday.

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