The system in the Gulf is now a tropical storm.
At noon Tuesday, it was moving north at 7 mph with 35 mph winds.
Heavy rain has already been observed in many coastal areas Tuesday morning and it's likely to continue area-wide as we head into the afternoon hours today as well as over the next couple of days.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Galveston and Wharton counties from 1 p.m. Tuesday until Wednesday afternoon. This is likely to be extended into Thursday.