Almost a year has gone by and we will reflect on the misfortunes that Ike left behind. Only one storm has formed this week and it's quickly weakening in cooler Atlantic waters. Tropical Storm Fred is the second major hurricane this year. Like Bill before it, will probably dissipate in the Atlantic this weekend. This year however we are only dealing with heavy rain in pockets around the state.
In the Gulf is a weak disturbance off the Texas coast. A broad mid/upper low has meant welcome heavy rain for the state. Today a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for most of the hill country and north central parts of Texas. This year we may have some minor street flooding but no storm surge flooding from the likes of a hurricane like Ike. According to some of the models the heaviest rain will fall near the coast on Galveston Island and then wrap around north of I-10 towards Liberty, Montgomery, Waller, Grimes, Washington and Brazos counties . Enjoy the weekend kickoff of NFL Texans football but be ready to head into the stadium quickly to dodge some showers.