As anticipated, Dolly has now become a category one hurricane, with winds sustained at 75 mph. Pressure continues dropping and more strengthening is possible through the night. The outer rain bands are already effecting much of the Texas coast and tropical storm force winds will begin to blow this evening from Corpus Christi, southward to Brownsville. Landfall is still expected around midday on Wednesday near the mouth of the Rio Grande.
For us here in East Texas, I am still only expecting scattered, tropical showers from the outer rain bands. Some of the rain could be heavy at times but the bulk of the rain will stay to our south, closer to the circulation. We will continue tracking Dolly and will have updates later this evening.