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Tropical Storm Imelda Forms Off Texan Coast, Will Bring Rain To Arkansas

The National Hurricane Center has issued a new update that officially names Tropical Depression 11 as Tropical Storm Imelda. As of 12:55PM CDT: -Sustained winds...
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The National Hurricane Center has issued a new update that officially names Tropical Depression 11 as Tropical Storm Imelda.

As of 12:55PM CDT:

-Sustained winds at 40 MPH

-Gusts up to 47 MPH

This system will bring rain to western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma by Friday. Early rainfall projections through the weekend may be 1-2 inches over a 3-day timespan.  There will not be a major wind problem locally as the storm will quickly weaken once it pushes farther inland away from warm Gulf waters.

Tropical Storm Imelda Forms Off Texan Coast, Will Bring Rain To Arkansas

-Matt