Imelda weakens to depression

Humberto becomes major hurricane, TD 10 could strengthen

Chris Miller
September 17, 2019 - 9:06 pm

Imelda weakened to a depression after making lanfall in Texas this afternoon, but it is expected to dump a lot of rain on southeastern Texas as it moves slowly inland.

"Imelda is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 18 inches across the upper coastal region of Texas, including the Houston and Galveston areas," said National Hurricane Center Senior Hurricane Specialist Richard Pasch. "Rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches with isolated totals of 10 inches are possible across portions of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana through Thursday.  This rainfall may produce significant to life-threatening flash floods."

Hurricane Humberto's maximum winds increased to 115 miles per hour, crossing the threshhold into Category 3 major storm status. A hurricane warning has been posted for Bermuda as Humberto moves east-northeast at 12 miles per hour.

Tropical Depression Ten  is working its way westward and is headed toward an area with warmer sea surface temperatures and lower wind shear. 

"These factors favor strengthening, and the NHC forecast continues to call for the depression to become a tropical storm tonight, and a hurricane before it approaches the northern Leeward Islands." said Senior Hurricane Specialist Daniel Brown.

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