Heavy Rain Combats Drought but Threatens Flooding in Texas
TEXAS – Heavy storms are expected to hit Texas this weekend, as subtropical moisture moves northward across a swath of the state from McAllen to Houston.
The storms promise much needed rain in the parched region—but could also result in dangerous weather conditions, according to an AccuWeather report. As the front progresses Northward, spotty showers over the Rio Grande Valley are predicted to intensify into soaking thunderstorms.
“The bulk of the rain will fall on lower Rio Grande Valley during Saturday night,” AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. “While the rain is needed over the region, enough rain can fall to cause flash and urban flooding in some communities.”
Rainstorms will begin to impact the San Antonio and Houston areas late-Saturday, and may cause localized flooding throughout the night.
“Those living near streams and creeks or in low-lying areas should be prepared to move to higher ground if flooding becomes imminent, and motorists should always take caution not to drive through flooded roadways,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Elliott noted.
These storms may be the first in an unusually wet Spring for the state, and as a result, meteorologists are predicting improved drought conditions.
“Indications are that rainfall will likely be above average over the region through April,” said Kottlowski.
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