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Published Monday, June 28, 2010 3:35 PM
Tropical storm could affect Brazos Valley, officials say
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More Maps [HERE]theeagle dot com, Bryan-College Station, TX | " ... Weather officials said a tropical storm heading toward Brownsville on Monday could bring heavy rain and isolated tornadoes to the Brazos Valley area by Wednesday.
National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Blood said there is a 25 to 30 percent chance the Bryan-College Station area will be impacted.
"There's a chance we'll be affected by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Alex," Blood said, adding that the storm is "definitely on the radar" for area forecasters.
Weather officials said the tropical storm was about 535 miles from Brownsville Monday, and Blood said there is a chance the outer bands of the storm could hit south Texas on Wednesday or Thursday.
Blood said the main threats if the outer bands of the storm hit the Brazos Valley would be heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. ... "
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