Tropical Storm Bill Nears Landfall; Major Flood Threat For Texas, Oklahoma, Ozarks (FORECAST)
Tropical Storm Bill will make landfall this morning on the Texas coast between Houston and Corpus Christi.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect from Baffin Bay to High Island, Texas.
The main impact from Bill is expected to be torrential rain and additional flash flooding/river flooding for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.
The combination of a storm surge and the tide may cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded. This includes areas along the Upper Texas coast where water at high tide may reach 2 to 4 feet above ground. In southwest Louisiana, inundation could reach 1 to 2 feet.
Coastal flooding has already been reported along parts of the Upper Texas coast.
Gusty winds to tropical storm-force, rip currents and isolated tornadoes are also threats.