Tropical Storm Bill Bears Down On Texas
Tropical Storm Bill is headed toward a landfall this morning along the Texas coast and is poised to deliver more torrential rain and flash flooding to flood-weary parts of the South. The peak storm surge will occur as the center moves inland this morning, coinciding with an early morning high tide along the Upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts. Some minor coastal flooding is also possible as far east as southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Winds were already gusting over 50 mph on offshore oil rigs. Tropical storm-force winds will spread ashore this morning as the center moves inland. Flood watches have already been posted from Texas to southern Illinois in advance of Bill and its remnant.