Local Weather Update
LIBERTY, September 20, 2013 – Liberty County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Branch updated our local weather conditions stating the main concern for southeast Texas is the locally heavy rainfall/flood threat. The models have slowed the movement of the front tonight/Saturday, and this has resulted in a higher rainfall potential, and extended the threat into Saturday.
We expect widespread 2 to 4 inches of rain with isolated totals of 4 to 7 inches possible where cell training occurs.
We are going to be looking closely at our model guidance later today, and will be considering a flash flood watch for Friday night/Saturday.
The tropical disturbance labeled AL95, in the southern Gulf, now has a reduced chance of development (medium - 30 percent). It is currently poorly organized, but is still being monitored. It is centered about 90 miles off of the
Tides are about 1 foot above normal this morning. High tide along the beach front occurs 5-7 PM today and on Saturday. it still appears that water levels will peak below problem levels ~3.5 feet.