FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – 7:50 AM- Tropical Storm Bill is heading toward the Texas coast this Tuesday morning. The center of circulation is closing in on making landfall near Matagorda. Winds at the last advisory were at 60 mph with a forward movement of the center of circulation to the NW at 13 mph.
The latest forecast track has the center of circulation nearing Austin later tonight and then near the DFW metroplex late tomorrow morning into the early afternoon.
Flooding rains will spread across TX through the next 48 hours. A flash flood watch went into effect at 7AM this morning until 7pm Thursday.
Rain chances really increase through the day as the rain rotates around Tropical Storm Bill to our SE.
Expect times of heavy tropical rains to move SE to NW through NTX and the metroplex the next few days.
These areas of rain have the potential of dropping heavy rain as they move quickly through your neighborhood. Expect the rain coverage to increase later today and overnight as the center of circulation gets closer to NTX.
There will be bands of heavy rain that rotate through and then times the rain tapers off but by tomorrow morning we will see higher rain coverage around 100% with the center getting very close to the metroplex. Winds will also start gusting to near 40 mph late tomorrow AM and through the afternoon Wednesday.
The main threat will be flooding in NTX for the potential of widespread 2″-4″ of rain with locally higher amounts up to 6″ possible.
One thing to note is that we can’t rule out the potential of brief tornadoes spinning up in some of these storms as they rotate through during the next few days.
Leftover moisture adds to the rain chance through Friday and then and upper level high builds back into NTX into the weekend and we get hot!
Stay updated with the storm’s path with live updates from the CBS 11 Weather Authority.