HARVEY MAKES LANDFALL IN TEXAS AS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE!

posted by Chelle Fox -

The National Weather Service (NWS) Hurricane making landfall on the Texas coast tonight near Rockport and Corpus Christi with winds of up to 130 mph.


According to the National Weather Service, everyone in this storm's path should anticipate "Catastrophic flooding expected due to a prolonged heavy rainfall from Harvey."   

Forecaster predict showers and thunderstorms from Hurricane Harvey's rain bands will continues to develop as the storm moves across the area this evening.

 

At this this, the heaviest rains and numerous rotating cells currently stretch from San Luis Pass to Needville.

 

The threat for a few tornadoes, locally damaging winds and the heaviest rainfall will continue overnight and probably into the morning.

 

The National Weather (NWS) service issued a Tornado Watch remains in effect until 2:00am.  The NWS also extending the Flash Flood Watch for all of Southeast Texas through Tuesday, but it could stretch until Wednesday or Thursday depending on Harvey's path.

  

With lots of rainfall expected for Harvey over the next five days with the storm total potential of 15 to 35 inches. In some isolated areas it's up to 40 inches by Wednesday.

 

According to Forecasters, along and south of the I-10 corridor will be hardest hit.

 

 

With the potential of life-threatening flooding, officials are urging people to stay off of the roadways if possible. When approaching a roadway that is covered with water, remember it always best to turn around and go another route.

 

For extended coverage of Hurricane Harvey, tune into News Radio 740 KTRH 

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