Tropical Storm Imelda forms in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Imelda has formed in the Gulf of Mexico just south of the coast of Texas.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning from Sargent to Port Bolivar.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next few hours.

The center of the storm is moving towards the north at near 7 mph and is expected to continue this movement through Wednesday.

The storm is expected to move inland over the upper Texas coast later today and continue to move inland tonight and into Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Houston says the Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Brazoria Islands, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, and Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula.

Heavy rainfall is expected over the next three days from Galveston to north of Houston.

Maximum sustained winds of Tropical Storm Imelda are near 35 mph with higher gusts.

The National Weather Service in Brownsville says it will be a hot afternoon because of the dry air on the backside of the tropical storm.

Isolated sea breeze showers are expected across the ranchlands mainly east of US 281. Any chances of rain will be mainly north of Port Mansfield.