Wednesday Afternoon Discussion Update: 3:15 p.m.

Hurricane Dolly made a landfall this afternoon around 2:00 p.m. at South Padre Island. The hurricane developed into a category two during the early morning hours, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph at landfall. The hurricane will rapidly weaken this evening as the system moves into south Texas and that area is bracing for flooding rains. Some locations could receive over a foot of rainfall accumulation.

Meanwhile, here at home, we’ve been dealing with more hot and humid conditions. Other than a few isolated thunderstorms, we’ve been dry for the most part today. That is about to change as additional thunderstorms are starting to develop to our north and south. This activity will continue to build towards central Alabama and there may be a few strong to severe thunderstorms throughout the rest of the afternoon and evening hours. The latest temperature report was 94 degrees and tonight the low is expected to drop to near 70. We will have a mostly cloudy sky tonight and there may be a stray shower or thunderstorm in the vicinity.

A stationary front will settle into Alabama and dissipate over the next 72 hours. This will help to trigger a few stray afternoon thunderstorms over the next couple of days. Since we will be slightly direr there will be more sunny periods, with hotter afternoon temperatures. Another front dropping in from the north will help to increase our coverage of afternoon thunderstorms again on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Have a great afternoon and be sure to tune in at 4, 5, 6, & 10 for the latest!

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Dolly Close To Making A Landfall: 7:00 a.m.

This morning Hurricane Dolly is strengthening as the system approaches landfall. Winds with the system are now up to 85 mph. At the time of this posting the center of Dolly was roughly 50 miles east of Brownsville, TX. Tropical Storm force winds were already being felt in the outer bands extending north of the system. These bands are already shifting into cities like Corpus Christi. As Dolly moves onshore, the system will slow in speed dumping heavy amounts of rain. The included graphic displays the projected rainfall amounts for South Texas.

 Here at home, I’m expecting another good coverage of scattered thunderstorms. Some of the storms today may grow severe and we will keep an eye on the radar for you and notify you if any advisories are issued. The storms are getting started early today. Right now there is a small cell drifting through Winston and extreme northern Walker Counties.

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Wes Wyatt
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