Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dolly Update 10 PM

As of the 10 PM advisory, hurricane Dolly is still a category one storm with winds up to 81 mph. She continues to slow down, moving northwest at about 9 mph. Landfall is still expected on Wednesday but at her current speed, landfall make take a while. This will tend to lead to flooding rains, which seems to be the main threat with this hurricane. If you remember back to Tropical Storm Allison, her slow movement caused a devastating flood in southeast Texas. I do not think it will be as bad as Allison, but up to a foot of rainfall is possible.

Once again, the only impact from Dolly here in East Texas will be some outer rain bands leading to scattered storms developing through the day on Wednesday. I hope you receive some rain because by the weekend, the rain goes away and we turn up the heat. Stay with KTRE for the latest on Hurricane Dolly.