Rita onshore and weakening

September 24, 2005 at 12:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rita continues to weaken as it moves north from Beaumont toward Lufkin. Rita made landfall at the mouth of the Sabine River at 2:30 this morning, as a catagory three storm with 120mph winds. Rita will weaken to tropical storm force by late afternoon, as the winds dip below 75mph.

The main threat from Rita will be flooding rain. Parts of eastern Texas and western Louisiana may receive more than 20 inches of rain over the next two days.

In the metroplex, we will receive an increase in North winds, from 20 to 30 mph. Some shower activity will occur, but we don’t expect many problems.

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