Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Edouard Slowly Weakening

Tropical Storm Edouard is slowly weakening this afternoon and will continue to do so now that it is moving over inland areas.

The 1pm Advisory has Edouard still as a tropical storm, but winds have come down from 60mph to 50mph. Look for him to continue to drop in wind speed and intensity for the remainder of the afternoon. At this time, Edouard is located about 40 miles east of Houston and is moving off to the west-northwest at 8 mph. This forward speed has decreased from last night and earlier this morning. As a result, look for heavy rainfall to be the main threat with this system for areas around the Brazos Valley and the Hill Country over the next 24 to 36 hours.

This ended up being a good situation for us locally, as we got some rain, and more importantly, saw an end to that heat wave which was bringing us the triple digit temperatures.