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As Tropical Storm Bill Weakens, Threat of Flood Looms Over Texas

While Tropical Storm Bill's winds began to weaken on Tuesday afternoon as it spun its way over saturated soils near Matagorda, Texas, the risk of renewed flooding is growing for parts of the Lone Star State.
The storm follows on the heels of Texas' wettest month on record, with more than two-dozen deaths recorded during the floods of May into early June.
The National Weather Service warned of widespread three-to-six inch rainfall amounts from Houston to College Station, northward to areas between Austin and southern parts of the Dallas metropolitan area through Wednesday at midday.
The Weather Service reported, due to strong onshore winds and the storm's low atmospheric pressure, water levels on Tuesday across coastal areas of southern Texas rose to between 1.5 and 3.0 feet above tidal predictions.