NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Special Public Advisory at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, due to the presence of Tropical Storm Imelda (formerly Tropical Depression 11 and Invest 98L) that is tracking off the Texas coast.
Tropical Storm Imelda Projected Path
Tropical Storm Imelda is located 15 miles south-southwest of Freeport, Texas and is moving north at 7 mph (11 km/h).
A general motion to the north is expected to continue through early Wednesday.
A north-northwestward motion is expected Wednesday night and Thursday.
On the National Hurricane Center forecast track, the center of Imelda will move inland over the Upper Texas coast near Houston later today.
Imelda will then move farther inland tonight and near Dallas on Wednesday.
Tropical Storm Imelda Computer Models
Computer models are in agreement that Tropical Storm Imelda will move northward over Texas.
Tropical Storm Imelda Category Strength
Tropical Storm Imelda has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 km/h), with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is possible before Imelda moves onshore.
Tropical Storm Imelda Watches And Warning
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Sargent to Port Bolivar, Texas.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. In this case, within the next few hours.