"A tropical depression crawling along the Louisiana coast was upgraded to the fifth tropical storm of the year, Tropical Storm Edouard, and it could affect the Houston area within the next couple of days.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, the center of Tropical Storm Edouard was located at 28.1 north and 88.2 west, or about 90 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 415 east-southeast of Galveston. Maximum sustained winds are 50 mph. Edouard could be nearing hurricane strength before landfall.
Edouard is moving toward the west near 4 mph and a general motion toward the west or west-northwest is forecast during the next couple of days.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the center of the storm will move parallel to the Louisiana coast Sunday night and Monday, approaching the Texas coast on Tuesday.
Tides levels can be expected to rise of 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels in the warning area where there are onshore flow areas.
Total rain accumulations are expected to be between 1 and 2 inches along the Louisiana coast, with possible deposits of 3 inches at the most. Once the storm reaches Texas, however, the storm is expected to drop between 4 and 6 inches with isolated amounts of 8 in. maximum."
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