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Heavy Rain Continues in Texas and Oklahoma

26 Sep 2017, 4:45 pm

Heavy rain continues to fall from the Red River of the South to the Rio Grande, with flood concerns growing. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from near Lawton, OK to Laredo, TX. High humidity is streaming into the region from the Gulf of Mexico with southeasterly winds at the surface. Moisture is also pushing in aloft from the middle levels of the atmosphere with southwesterly winds from the Pacific Ocean.

More than 3″ of rain is possible over the area through this weekend. 2″ to 3″ rainfall totals have been reported since Monday in the region, with a few areas seeing more than 6″.

A slow moving cold front will provide energy for the development of additional showers and thunderstorms. Areas of heavy rain will continue through most of Texas and Oklahoma tonight and tomorrow.

On and off showers and storms will continue on the backside of the front dropping toward the Gulf of Mexico for Wednesday and Thursday.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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