Thunderstorms will continue to dump heavy rainfall into mid-evening. Watch out for flooded roads as soils are saturated and run-off is high. There's still the threat of an isolated hail or wind core, but the odds are quite low due to rain-cooled air.
8-3-06 -- A federal appeals court today refused to let the Texas GOP replace ex-Congressman Tom DeLay on the November seventh ballot.
The embattled Republican from Sugar Land won the March primary,
then resigned in June and said he's moved to Virginia.
The Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a ruling by Federal Judge Sam Sparks of Austin.
Sparks had determined DeLay's name must stay on the ballot --even though he quit Congress. Democrats had challenged Republican Party plans to pick a replacement for DeLay on the ballot.
The Democratic nominee is former Congressman Nick Lampson.
DeLay still faces trial in Austin on money laundering and conspiracy charges related to corporate cash during 2002 legislative races.
He says he's innocent.