Tropical Depression Imelda Continues To Produce Life-Threatening Rainfall Across SE Texas

As of 12:00 PM Wednesday AST, the National Hurricane Center stopped issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Imelda, but the NWS Weather Prediction Center at College Park, Maryland continues to issue advisories on the system, 100 kilometers north of Houston, Texas.

The center of Tropical Depression Imelda was located near latitude 30.6 North, longitude 95.6 West. The depression is moving toward the north near 5 mph (7 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 KM/H with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 millibars.

Tropical Depression Imelda rainfall forecast as of 3:50 AM Wednesday 18th September 2019. Credit: National Hurricane Center
Tropical Depression Imelda rainfall forecast as of 3:50 AM Wednesday 18th September 2019. Credit: National Hurricane Center

Watches & Warnings

Watches and Warnings as a result of Tropical Depression Imelda as of 12:00 PM AST Wednesday 18th September 2019. Credit: National Hurricane Center
Watches and Warnings as a result of Tropical Depression Imelda as of 12:00 PM AST Wednesday 18th September 2019. Credit: National Hurricane Center

Flash flood watches are in effect for southeast Texas and extreme southwest Louisiana as a result of Tropical Depression Imelda

For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

Hazards Affecting Land

RAINFALL: Imelda is expected to produce the following rainfall amounts through Friday:

Across the Upper Texas Coast into eastern Texas, including the Houston and Galveston areas – additional 5 to 10 inches. Isolated storm totals of 20 to 25 inches.

Across portions of southwest Louisiana – 4 to 8 inches with isolated totals of 10 inches.

These rainfall totals may produce significant to life-threatening flash floods.


This tropical depression is of no threat to the Windward Islands, including Trinidad and Tobago.

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