GIC has activated to Level 3 – Enhanced Monitoring for Tropical Storm Imelda At 1200 PM Central, the center of Tropical Depression Eleven was located near latitude 28.7 North, longitude 95.4 West, just off the coast of Freeport, Texas. Shortly after being named a tropical depression, the system was upgraded to Tropical Storm Imelda as sustained winds of 40 mph were measured near Freeport. The system is moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through early Wednesday. A north-northwestward motion is expected Wednesday night and Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of the system will move inland over the upper Texas coast later today, and move farther inland tonight and Wednesday. The system is expected to produce total rainfall accumulation of 5 to 10 inches with isolated maximum of 15 inches across the upper coastal region of Texas and into far southwest Louisiana through Thursday. The GIC Gray Sky Playbook calls for activation for imagery collection for hurricanes of Category 2 and greater or in special circumstances for Category 1. Therefore, considering both forecast track and intensity, imagery collection for this system is not anticipated.
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