Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane around 10 p.m. Central on Friday night, landing between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor. The hurricane arrived a few hours earlier than anticipated and made landfall in Rockport, about 30 miles north of Corpus Christi.
Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 when it made its first landfall tonight. 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 Corpus Christi, Texas below. All totals are in inches.
According to Weather Underground, Corpus’ rainfall total for Friday, August 25 was 1.97 inches. It feels like this may be a little low, especially considering some of the footage we saw of cars underwater. 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 2.74 inches of rain are forecast to fall. But in 24 hours, that will grow to 3.66 inches.
This still 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.
Accuweather warns that the hurricane warning for Corpus remains in effect, as of 3:30 a.m., and hurricane conditions could include damaging winds and torrential rainfall.
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.