NWS WARNING: Tropical Storm Watch for Harris County, Texas
Spring, Texas – June 20th, 2017: The National Hurricane Center has issued their 10:00 AM Update on Tropical Cyclone Three (93L). Hurricane Hunters are currently flying in the storm; we should have additional information this afternoon. The track forecast continues to be shifted gradually west. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Spring, Texas & Harris County. A tropical storm watch means tropical storm wind conditions are possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours.
WIND: Latest local forecast – below tropical storm force winds. Peak winds at 15-25 MPH with gusts to 35MPH. There is an elevated threat to life and property according to the NWS. Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for tropical storm force winds of 39-57MPH. To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all properties.
FLOODING RAIN: Peak rainfall amounts are forecasting rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches, with locally higher amounts. There is a moderate threat to life and property. Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for moderate flooding where peak rainfall totals notably exceed amounts conducive for flash flooding and rapid inundation. Rescues and emergency evacuations are possible. To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of significant flooding rain impacts. Significant flooding is possible. Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches overflow. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow.
TORNADO: No current threat.