Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 27p (Ann), located approximately 691 nm east of Cairns, Australia, is tracking westward at 07 knots.
USA – Eastern Texas to Mississippi – Parts of the south-central United States hammered by severe weather and flash flooding this past week will face long-term river flooding through the rest of May and even into June. Southeastern Texas, including the Houston area, was hit hard by a couple rounds of flooding downpours, damaging winds and large hail this past week. Ten inches of rain fell in Sugar Land, Texas, on Tuesday alone. After another round of thunderstorms and torrential downpours slammed areas from eastern Texas to the lower Mississippi Valley on Saturday and Saturday night, dry weather will finally return for Sunday and Monday. Another dry spell is expected later this week. Even with the return of dry weather, the flooding on the Mississippi River will continue to get worse into the middle to latter portion of the month.