Sean’s Blog: Tropical Storm Bill Forms

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The second Tropical Storm of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas. Wind speeds are estimated to be around 50 MPH with this storm.

trop storm bill

The track of this storm takes it into Central Texas, where it will weaken after causing downpours to amount to possibly several inches of rain in Texas.

track

The remnants of the system are what we are concerned about in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. As of right now, the data is showing the storms to swing through Eastern Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon and into Western Arkansas by early Wednesday evening.

Here’s a look at the estimated rain totals from the Weather Prediction Center. Most of us could see from 3-5 inches, with isolated areas seeing potentially close to 7 inches.

qpf

As a result, flash flooding could be likely Wednesday through most of Thursday. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the counties in green until Thursday evening.

flash flood watch

The potential flooding impacts all depend on how this storm moves and with what intensity it has after it makes landfall and turns towards us. We will keep you posted on the track of this storm.

Sean

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.