Update: Already raining. Not part of Edouard, but it’s part of the same conditions that spawned the storm. The most disturbing thing I’ve seen is the speed with which it formed. At 5pm EDT this evening, it was first designated a Tropical Depression. An hour later it had to be upgraded to a Tropical Storm — the pressure fell 5mb in ninety minutes, requiring the special update. Such strengthens the wind speed and total power of the storm. Last measurement had it at 1002mb. Below about 990 it’s getting close to hurricane status — pressure at the nominal hurricane point is around 980mb. In other words, if it kept intensifying at the same rate (not at all likely, I admit) it’s becoming a hurricane right now as I type this.
I’ll post again after the 11pm EDT update.
11pm UPDATE: it’s leveled off in strength and the track has been moved slightly north. That’s a good sign, for Houston.