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Tropical Storm Bill Poised to Soak Waterlogged Texas

Tropical Storm Bill forecast track (10 pm 06/15/2015)
Posted at 10:26 PM, Jun 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-16 05:15:51-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tropical Storm Bill gathered more organization Monday evening, becoming the young hurricane season's second named storm.

Bill's highest winds were 50 mph as of late Monday night, moving to the northwest at 12 mph.  The center of the tropical storm was about 155 miles south-southeast of Galveston, Texas.

While the winds around the storm are expected to remain at a modest tropical storm level, bands of heavy rain are forecast to rotate around Bill's eastern side.  These areas of downpours would be directed over southeast Texas, a region soaked by massive rain totals just a couple of weeks ago.

Rainfall forecast estimates call for up to 12 inches of rain in parts of eastern Texas through the end of the week.

The storm poses no direct threat to the Florida Big Bend.