CORPUS, CHRISTI, TX — Tropical Storm Harold made landfall in South Texas on Tuesday, bringing flooding and the threat of tornadoes, becoming the second storm to make landfall just this week.
Harold made landfall in South Padre Island around midday, with Corpus Christi feeling the worst of the storm. Harold is expected to weaken as it moves west-northwest across southern Texas.
The storm will bring around 2 to 4 inches of rain for most of the area with isolated amounts up to 6 inches possible through Wednesday.
Mexico is more likely to see flooding from Harold’s leftovers with 4 to 6 inches of rain expected and locally, up to 10 inches, possible through Wednesday.
Harold will bring some much-needed rain for South Texas in cities such as San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the deployment of state emergency response resources on Monday, saying it reached a level two order.
“Texas stands ready to deploy all available resources to South Texas as tropical storm conditions impact the region this week,” he said.
“I encourage Texans to remain weather-aware and heed the guidance of state and local officials and emergency management personnel as they work together to keep communities safe,” Abbott said.
Harold follows other storms Emily, Franklin, and the tropical depression Gert to make landfall this year. Meanwhile, the West Coast is still feeling the impact of Hilary, becoming the first tropical storm in decades to hit California.