Updated: Monday, August 28th at 10:30 am CDT.
Harvey remains a Tropical Storm as it is positioned 25 miles ENE of Port O’Connor. The movement of Tropical Storm Harvey is SE at 5mph. Harvey was nearly stationary over the weekend leading to catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas and along the Coast. Areas near Houston have already seen 24+” of rain with more rain to come over the next few days as Harvey Continues to track along the coast before making making another landfall as a Tropical Storm near Beaumont, TX. Major flooding concerns are also present for parts of the I-35 corridor (San Antonio, Austin, et al.) Governor Abbott declared 30 Texas counties as disaster areas in advance of the storm.
We did see a few bands of rain move through this Saturday afternoon giving us 0.18″ at Mathis Field. Other parts of the NE Concho Valley saw rain totals near an inch. Most of the heavy rain should stay southeast of the Concho Valley, but tropical downpours will be possible to begin this week — especially over our eastern counties and northwest Hill Country — as rain bands are whipped north of the main system. Localized flooding is also possible, especially with the rain we’ve already had in some spots this week. Winds should generally stay between 30-40mph at most.
Hurricane Harvey officially made landfall at 10pm Friday evening in Rockport, Texas, about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, with 130mph sustained winds. Harvey is the first hurricane to hit Texas in 9 years (Ike, 2008) and the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley blasted the Florida coast in 2004.
Harvey will be monitored very closely. This page will update periodically with the latest information. Stay with KLST and KSAN for updated information.