Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall, Weakens to Category 2

After making landfall last night as a Category 4 hurricane near Rockport, Harvey has now weakened to a Category 2. Our area remains under a Flash Flood Watch through Tuesday evening. Our area is now under a Tornado Watch until 1 PM today, August 26th.

Here’s the complete report from the National Weather Service:

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 467 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 145 AM CDT SAT AUG 26 2017 TORNADO WATCH 467 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

Flood Watch National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 407 AM CDT Sat Aug 26 2017

Austin-Brazoria-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers-Colorado-Fort Bend- Galveston-Grimes-Harris-Houston-Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda- Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-Waller-Washington- Wharton- Including the cities of Alvin, Anahuac, Angleton, Bay City, Bellville, Brenham, Brookshire, Bryan, Caldwell, Cleveland, Coldspring, College Station, Columbus, Conroe, Corrigan, Crockett, Dayton, Eagle Lake, Edna, El Campo, Freeport, Friendswood, Galveston, Groveton, Hempstead, Houston, Humble, Huntsville, Katy, Lake Jackson, Lake Somerville, League City, Liberty, Livingston, Madisonville, Missouri City, Mont Belvieu, Navasota, Onalaska, Palacios, Pasadena, Pearland, Pierce, Prairie View, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sealy, Shepherd, Sugar Land, Texas City, The Woodlands, Tomball, Trinity, Weimar, Wharton, Willis, and Winnie 407 AM CDT Sat Aug 26 2017 …

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING… The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Southeast Texas…including the following counties…Austin…Brazoria…Brazos…Burleson… Chambers…Colorado…Fort Bend…Galveston…Grimes… Harris…Houston…Jackson…Liberty…Madison…Matagorda… Montgomery…Polk…San Jacinto…Trinity…Walker…Waller… Washington and Wharton. * Through Tuesday evening * Periods of locally heavy rainfall are expected as rainbands from Harvey continue to develop and move across the area. Due to the slow movement of Harvey, the threat for heavy rainfall is expected to persist through at least Tuesday evening. For this event, rainfall totals of 15 to 30 inches are expected with isolated maximum amounts of 40 inches. The greatest threat area is expected to be generally along and south of a line from Brenham to Conroe to High Island. Rainfall of this magnitude will cause catastrophic and life-threatening flooding. * The Flash Flood Watch could be extended beyond Tuesday evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.