By Juli Marquez, Bay Information 9 Meteorologist
Final Up to date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:forty one AM EDT
CAMERON, La. —
Harvey made landfall simply west of Cameron, Louisiana Wednesday morning.
The middle has crossed the coast simply west of Cameron with a lot of the related deep convection situated over excessive southeastern Texas and western Louisiana.
The storm got here ashore simply west of Cameron, Louisiana, bringing most sustained winds close to forty five mph. Harvey had lingered over Texas for days earlier than meandering again into the Gulf of Mexico.
Forecasters say one other 5 to 10 inches of rain might fall in western Louisiana.
Though the rain has ended within the Houston/Galveston space, the Beaumont/Port Arthur space was notably onerous hit in a single day, with about 12.5 inches reported on the Jack Brooks Regional Airport since Tuesday night.
Harvey has turned north-northeastward and is shifting a bit of quicker this morning.
Now that Harvey’s middle is shifting inland, the winds ought to progressively lower through the subsequent few days. Harvey is more likely to weaken to a tropical melancholy by tonight.
This weakening won’t remove the danger of continued heavy rainfall and flooding alongside Harvey’s path, though the system’s quicker movement will forestall rainfall totals from being anyplace close to what occurred over southeastern Texas.
Ongoing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will proceed throughout southeastern Texas. Whereas the specter of heavy rains has ended within the Houston/Galveston space, catastrophic and life- threatening flooding will proceed in and round Houston eastward into southwest Louisiana for the remainder of the week.
Remoted storm totals have reached 50 inches over the higher Texas coast, together with the Houston/Galveston metropolitan space.
The flood menace has unfold farther east, and extra rainfall accumulations of three to six inches with remoted quantities as much as 10 inches are anticipated from southwestern Louisiana and the adjoining border of japanese Texas northeastward into western Kentucky by means of Friday.
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