Imelda weakens into tropical depression - NHC

Sept 17 (Reuters) - Imelda weakened into a tropical depression, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday, adding that heavy rains and life-threatening flash flooding will continue to spread inland over southeast Texas during the next day or two.

The depression was located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) north of Houston, Texas, packing maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

On the forecast track, the center of Imelda will continue to move farther inland across eastern Texas Tuesday night and Wednesday, the NHC added. (Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)