The remnants of former Tropical Storm Imelda caused flash floods over parts of southeastern Texas on Thursday. The National Weather Service extended Flash Flood Emergencies for portions of southwestern San Jacinto County, east central Montgomery County, Chambers County and Liberty County.
At 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Tropical Depression Imelda was located at latitude 30.5°N and longitude 95.5°W which put it about 55 miles (90 km) north of Houston, Texas. Imelda was moving toward the northwest at 6 m.p.h. (9 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 25 m.p.h. (40 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 45 m.p.h. (75 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 1009 mb.
The remnants of former Tropical Storm Imelda remained nearly stationary over southeastern Texas on Thursday morning. Bands of showers and thunderstorms in the eastern half of the circulation were dropping heavy rain. There were unofficial reports that some locations had received up to 30 inches (0.9 meters) of rain. Flash flood were occurring and a portion of Interstate 10 was closed due to high water. Southeasterly winds were transport very moist air over the region and the heavy rain was forecast to continue.
Elsewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, former Tropical Storm Jerry strengthened into a hurricane and Hurricane Humberto sped away from Bermuda. At 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Hurricane Jerry was located at latitude 16.8°N and longitude 54.4°W which put it about 490 miles (785 km) east of the Leeward Islands. Jerry was moving toward the west-northwest at 16 m.p.h. (26 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 75 m.p.h. (120 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 90 m.p.h. (145 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 988 mb. Tropical Storm Watches were in effect for St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Barbuda, Anguilla, Saba and St. Eustatius.
At 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Hurricane Humberto was located at latitude 36.8°N and longitude 60.0°W which put it about 415 miles (665 km) northeast of Bermuda. Humberto was moving toward the northeast at 24 m.p.h. (39 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 110 m.p.h. (185 km/h) and there were gusts to 130 m.p.h. (210 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 955 mb.