It looks like Rita will hit just north of us. This is the Combined Track Plot. If you don’t know much about our geography,
here’s a map with Texas towns. With typical Texas understatement, the largest cities only go to “over 500,000.” Houston has 4+ million.
This page gives the probabilities that any city will be hit. Galveston has been going up all day in probabilities. But right now it’s still only at 13%.
If Rita does hit us on Friday, I won’t be going to Florida this weekend after all.
BTW, Galveston has begun evacuation. Many of the schools and colleges have closed. Texas A&M:Galveston closed at 11 am. Now they all have to get out.