Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey: What We Know Today

Jon Erdman
Published: August 30,2017

Harvey's long journey will finally come to an end in the days ahead, but not before bringing more heavy to other parts of the U.S.
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Here are the key things we know right know about Harvey.

1. Final Landfall Has Occurred

Harvey made its final landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, early Wednesday morning.
That said, rainfall from the storm will continue as it moves farther inland.
Harvey's final landfall and radar at that time.

2. More heavy rain is ahead.

The center of Harvey is forecast to move northeastward through the lower Mississippi Valley and into the Tennessee Valley during the next few days.
Heavy rain will affect a swath from the lower Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley through Friday. Flooding is possible in some areas, though nothing like we've seen in southeast Texas.

Additional Rainfall Outlook

4. Dry days for Texas, finally.

As Harvey moves farther to the northeast, dry conditions will return to southeast Texas by Thursday and continue into the weekend.
Some rain and thunderstorms may return to the Texas coast by Sunday or early next week, but details are uncertain.

Projected Path

5. River flooding will last for days, perhaps weeks.

Although the rainfall will have ended in southeast Texas to close the week, river levels will remain high.
This massive volume of water draining toward the Gulf of Mexico will leave mainstem rivers such as the Brazos, Colorado and Guadalupe above flood stage into the Labor Day weekend, possibly beyond.
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Flood levels along stretches of these rivers will be catastrophic, well above any past documented records.
Check back with for updates on Harvey.

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