Tropical wave to hit Crossroads

July 7, 2010 at 2:07 a.m.

A tropical wave will enter the Crossroads area Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

A forecaster at the service said there's an 80 percent chance the wave could develop into a tropical depression or storm Thursday.

A tropical depression is defined by winds below 39 miles per hour, while a tropical storm is defined by any speeds higher than that.

The weather service predicts thunderstorms and 2 to 4 inches of rain, most of it accumulating Thursday. Some areas could see as much as 5 to 7 inches, according to the latest forecast Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Wednesday morning for Victoria, Calhoun, Goliad and Refugio counties.

Tides are expected to reach 2 1/2 to 3 feet above mean sea level, according to the service.

Friday's forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain, decreasing to a 20 percent Friday night.

The weather service predicts a 20 percent chance of rain Saturday and Sunday.



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