HOUSTON (AP) -- Tropical Storm Fay sloshed ashore early Saturday on the Texas coast southwest of Houston with heavy rain and wind approaching 60 mph, causing some flooding but no major damage as it weakened.
The storm's poorly defined center was detected about 25 miles northwest of Palacios after daybreak. It was moving inland to the west-northwest about 5 mph.
It began losing its punch after making landfall and its sustained wind subsided to near 50 mph. A hurricane watch that was up since Friday from Port O'Connor to High Island was discontinued.
Fay dumped more than a foot of rain on portions of Brazoria County.
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