The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor a tropical wave currently over the Bay of Campeche. This disturbance now has a 70 percent chance of development in the next two days. Right now, scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday are forecasted, with heavy rainfall a possibility. Tropical Storm conditions and rain from this system are expected to move across the lower Texas coastal waters and the Rio Grande Valley.
We are preparing in the event this tropical wave brings rain to South Texas. We will provide self-fill sandbags and sand tomorrow at City Hall from 8 a.m. until noon. Residents are encouraged to bring a shovel.