Houston is setting unprecedented daily and weekly rainfall records as now Tropical Storm Harvey remains stalled over southeastern Texas entering its fourth day.
Weather service offices across the eastern half of the nation are keeping tabs on where the moisture-laden storm system will track once it finally gets jolted from its perch over Texas and Louisiana.
Forecast models remain unclear how the Northeast – including the Buffalo Niagara region – could be impacted, according to a report this morning from forecasters at the weather service in Buffalo.
"On the one hand, the Global Forecast System pivots the remains of Harvey westward across the southern Plains late in the week and over the weekend, while another upper-level trough and frontal system arrives across our region and bring a slowly increasing potential for showers," forecasters said.
Forecasters added: "On the other, the (European and Canadian models) lift the remains of Harvey northeastward into the Ohio Valley through next weekend, which could potentially bring showers into our region from the southwest from later Saturday night into Sunday."
The weather picture should become clearer over the next couple of days.
Either way, no other parts of the nation will see the types of precipitation totals being experienced in the Houston area.
Nearly 7 inches of rain fell in as many hours in the Texas city on Sunday, according to data from the weather service there.
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