It's gonna be one of those weekends in Houston, folks, so hang on.
Since Thursday a storm has been pounding our neighbors to the north, in Dallas, Austin, and surrounding areas, before heading toward us.
The big story, however, is a charming lady from out in the Pacific ocean, named Patricia...
She came to life on Thursday, built up a full head of steam, and decided on an early Fall vacation in Mexico.
It is the strongest Hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.
Once done partyin' in Mexico, she has decided to wind down, as a tropical storm, with a trip through Texas, her heart set specifically on Houston and Harris County, as well as the coast, from Corpus Christi to Galveston.
From this morning through Monday the weather watchers are predicting anywhere from 4in. to 2ft, or more, of rain for all of us, depending on where you live and how the ol' gal feels as she passes over.
Remembering the storm and floods from last May I took some photos of Bray's Bayou, on my way to work yesterday, to show water levels before the fun begins.
This is Bray's Bayou, heading South, a few blocks from where I live.
This is Bray's Bayou, a couple of blocks from my work. Keep in mind that, last May, this section, and the bayou, for 4 miles west and east of here, overflowed its banks and flooded the neighborhoods to either side.
The Walmart where I work sits above the street level, a couple blocks south of the bayou; 2 freeways connect, here, next to a transit center. This is an area prone to 100 yr. flood events. Last May this stretch of road was under water the day after the storm and I could not get to work.