Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 when it made its first landfall tonight (yes, it ended up making two landfalls in one night.) This powerful storm was heavy with rain and many areas are already feeling the effects of flooding.
You can find the latest Hurricane Harvey rainfall totals for Rockport, Texas below. All totals are in inches.
According to Weather Underground, Rockport’s rainfall total for Friday, August 25 was 2.68 inches. It feels like this may be a little low, but the hurricane did make landfall about two hours before midnight. However, if you look at Weather Underground’s rain predictions for the next day, you see the number increasing significantly. In the next seven hours, about 3 inches of rain are forecast to fall. But in 24 hours, that will grow to 5.65 inches.
This might be an underestimate.
The total rainfall will likely be even more than that after five days, according to the National Hurricane Center’s map. You can see it at the top of this page or below, here:
Harvey has slightly weakened to a Category 3, but the danger is still there, especially since the storm is expected to stall, according to Weather.gov’s statement at 1:23 a.m.. Rockport will still experience hurricane force winds and the catastrophic damage that can be associated with it. Driving is not recommended because many roads will be impassable.
Catastrophic flooding is expected in some areas, and in many areas in this zone, 20 to 30 inches of rain, even up to 40 inches, is still possible. This is near and east of a line from near Port Aransas to near Goliad.
Here are the expected rainfall totals through next week, as of 11 p.m. August 25:
Rockport is also still under a storm surge warning.
Heavy rains will continue through the weekend, include life-threatening flooding. So stay safe and don’t drive through deep water. And keep updated on Rockport’s latest weather, because when hurricanes are involved, changes can sometimes happen without warning.