SoCal heat contributing to Harvey's stay in Texas

Monday, August 28, 2017 01:12PM
Southern California's heat is contributing to Tropical Storm Harvey's damaging stay in Texas.


LOS ANGELES - Southern California's heat is contributing to Tropical Storm Harvey's damaging stay in Texas.

A big dome of high pressure is continuing to develop and expand over the Southland, which may lead to several more days of hot weather this week.

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What many don't know is that the same high pressure system is also contributing to the lack of movement for Tropical Storm Harvey. It's blocking Harvey from going in any direction away from Texas.

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A jet stream pushing through the Midwest and a low pressure system just to the east is also keeping the monster storm parked right over Houston and moving at about 3 mph.

As of Monday, some areas of Houston have reached 30 inches of rainfall, and another 25 inches are expected in the next two days.

The next direct threat will be Louisiana as Harvey continues to move slowly toward that direction.

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