Steamy Here, TS Bill Threatens Texas

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By Donna Thomas, Meteorologist, June 16, 2015 – South Florida will be steamy again on Tuesday, while Texas deals with the threat of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bill. Here in South Florida, look for a few early showers on Tuesday, followed by sun and clouds and highs near 90 degrees. We’ll be stuck in a similar pattern through the weekend, with passing overnight and morning showers, steamy but mostly rain free afternoons, and highs around the 90 degree mark.

Tropical Storm Bill formed Monday night and will make landfall in Texas on Tuesday. At 5 am, Bill was located near 27.9 North, 95.7 West, or about 55 miles southeast of Port O’Connor, Texas. Bill was moving northwest at 13 miles per hour, and maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour. A tropical storm warning is in effect for most of the Texas coast, including the Houston area and Corpus Christi. While storm surge of up to 4 feet is possible, the biggest threat from Bill will be up to 8 inches of rain over eastern Texas and Oklahoma, areas where the ground is already saturated from recent flooding.