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Reports: Texas Will Receive Downpours of Rain and Flooding This Week

Reports: Texas Will Receive Downpours of Rain and Flooding This Week



TEXAS - Incessant rain poured down on Texas this last week, and the Lone Star State is facing another bout of storms before moving into a dry weekend. The result of the seemingly endless rain has been flooding throughout Central Texas.

Alex Sosnowski, Senior Meteorologist, AccuWeather“A new surge of tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will lead to more rounds of drenching rain and a renewed risk of flooding from Thursday night to Saturday,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski shared.

Entering through Corpus Christi and moving into San Antonio, Abilene, Wichita Falls, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and other cities, the rain is expected to reach as far as Oklahoma City into Friday.

“The AccuWeather Local StormMax™ for portions of central Texas is projected to be 14 inches from Friday, October 12th, through Friday, October 19th,” Sosnowski explained.

“A new surge of tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will lead to more rounds of drenching rain and a renewed risk of flooding from Thursday night to Saturday,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski shared.

Any additional rainfall will only negate the recession of floodwaters that have saturated the ground and made the rivers swollen, according to AccuWeather. This could lead to flooding problems throughout communities. For example, Llano, Texas, residents were evacuated because of the flooded Llano River—which reached 39.91 feet on Tuesday, second to the record high of 41.5 feet. As a result, a bridge collapsed. Further, The Trinity River at Liberty, Texas, is expected to reach a major flood stage this weekend.

This season has been Dallas, Texas’ all-time wettest autumn, and this month might become the wettest October for the metropolis. So far, the city has seen 11.2 inches of rain, which is the second wettest October recorded.

Central Texas will see clear skies on Sunday, AccuWeather shares; however, this leaves Southern Texas vulnerable to flooding because the flooding waters collecting in the bottom half of the state.

This season has been Dallas, Texas’ all-time wettest autumn, and this month might become the wettest October for the metropolis

“The surge of water that hit the rivers in the central part of the state during the first part of this week has passed. However, some rivers will rise closer to the coastal plan into early next week,” Sosnowski said.

The dryness will be short-lived, as the weather service suspects more flooding to commence by the middle of next week with the onset of a new tropical storm. This storm, AccuWeather explains, has the potential to turn into a powerful hurricane over the eastern Pacific, and it is likely to hit Texas next Wednesday.

How will this recent run-in with rain impact our industry? AndNowUKnow will keep you updated as the storm-watch continues.