Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, 11 AM – The National Weather Service has extended the Tornado Watch for Galveston County until 2 PM today, and issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 11:45 AM.
Strong thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes are moving into the area and will likely bring heavy rainfall and gusting winds.
Rainfall accumulations may average 1-2 inches, while some localized amounts could be up to 5 inches.
Drivers of vans, campers, trailers and other high-profile vehicles should be alert to the danger of high winds.
The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the weather closely. Please tune in to local media for the latest reports, and check the NWS web page for more detailed information: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hgx/.
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