Edouard goes ashore in Texas
Tropical Storm Edouard has made landfall on the northwest Gulf Coast without ever reaching hurricane strength. That's good news for the people who live and work in the region. But they still face considerable damage and hardship from the strong winds - up to 65 mph - heavy rains and storm tides that are battering the area today.
There was another terrific satellite image of the storm, taken at mid-day Monday. It showed Edouard looking more organized and symmetrical, suggesting that another couple of days in open water could have turned it into a really serious threat. Here's a closer look at the photo.
If you've written Edouard off as no serious problem for the coastal region, think again. Here is the forecast for today in Houston. They are looking at rainfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour today, with accumulations up to 6 inches. Eight inches are possible in some spots.
In addition, isolated tornadoes, flash floods, property damage from high winds and storm surges are also possible.