Houston Standing By for RitaWe were out walking around in the Galleria area. Everything is closed. There are people walking and driving around.
It is getting cloudy but is still bright clouds, not dark gray yet.
There is a steady breeze and occasioanally strong gusts. It is hot, maybe 90 F, and very muggy humid. Even with the breeze, the air is thick and moist.
It was nice to get in a long walk before the rain starts. Luckily, the storm is weakening and moving slightly away from Galveston, but it is supposed to rain for 18 to 24 hours once it starts. They tell us that the rain should start in a few hours with winds getting stronger until morning.
I'll keep posting as long as we have power.