The City of Kemah Emergency Management continues to monitor the possible weather developments making their way towards our region. As we continue to track these developments, now is a good time to review your significant weather event preparedness plans.
In addition to our Emergency Preparedness document for a quick overview of what you will need to be aware of during events like this, we also highly recommend visiting www.GCOEM.org to download the Galveston County Emergency and Disaster Guide. It is filled with tips and information to help you prepare.
The City of Kemah urges you to please stay abreast of weather developments by following local weather news reports for Galveston County. And observing communications from the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas for the latest information.
The National Weather Service has produced the following information:
A coastal low will develop this weekend bringing showers and thunderstorms to the area. There is a chance for isolated strong to severe storms Saturday afternoon into Saturday night.
A warm front associated with a developing low pressure system will move through the area Saturday afternoon ushering in showers and thunderstorms. There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather after the warm front moves through the area with the main threat being isolated brief, weak tornadoes or waterspouts. Gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall will also be possible with the stronger thunderstorms. The main area of concern will be south of I-10, but isolated strong storms will be possible across the entire area.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain a possibility until a cold front moves through Sunday afternoon/evening.
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the coastal waters this afternoon through Friday morning following today's cold front. Showers and thunderstorms with the possibility of isolated, brief waterspouts will be possible Saturday afternoon as a low pressure system develops in the western Gulf. This will also bring increased moisture to the area, so patchy sea fog will also be possible starting Saturday morning through Sunday night. A cold front will move through late Sunday bringing the end of the fog threat, but moderate to strong northwesterly winds will develop for Monday.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the National Weather Service office at the phone numbers listed in the Resources section above.