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LIVE: Tropical Storm Bill Approaches Texas Coast

Tropical Storm Bill will move across the southern Plains this week and bring heavy rainfall, widespread flooding and rough surf.

"Heavy rainfall will be the primary concern as rainfall totals between 5 to 10 inches, with locally over 12 inches, can be expected across eastern Texas," AccuWeather Meteorologist Chyna Glenn said.

Due to recent heavy rainfall in May, widespread flooding is expected across a large portion of the southern Plains.

Strong winds, some as high as 70 mph, could result in structural damage and power outages.


REPORTS: (All times listed in CDT)

9:22 a.m. CDT Tuesday: Up to 1.75 inches of rain have fallen in the last hour in Harris County, Texas, the National Weather Service reports.

9:16 a.m. CDT Tuesday: Water is flowing over the boardwalk in Seabrook, Texas.

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8:57 a.m. CDT Tuesday: High water is flowing over Interstate-45 South in Harris County, Texas, local police report.

8:46 a.m. CDT Tuesday: Heavy rain is making for adverse travel conditions in Galveston, Texas:

8:31 a.m. CDT Tuesday: Departing flights from George Bush Intercontinental Airport facing delays up to 30 minutes as Tropical Storm Bill approaches Texas, the FAA reports.

8:14 a.m. CDT Tuesday: Public works crews have begun barricading flooded roads in Galveston, Texas.

7:28 a.m. CDT Tuesday: High water is already covering some roadways in Seabrook, Texas.

7:10 a.m. CDT Tuesday: Houston public schools are closed Tuesday as a precautionary measure, the district announced early Tuesday morning.

5:56 a.m. CDT Tuesday: AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Mark Mancuso has the latest updates on Tropical Storm Bill: