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Heavy Rain, Severe Storms for Texas Monday

31 Jan 2022, 9:00 am

Rain will return to parts of the south central US this week as a low pressure system scoots out of California and into Texas. This will bring areas of storms and the potential for flooding.

Severe Outlook

Isolated severe storms will be possible for areas of the Texas Gulf Coast today and tonight. The severe risk will likely be very isolated, but it is definitely something to be weather aware.


Severe Risks

All modes of severe will be in the forecast with this set-up . Large hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.



The stronger storms should develop during the afternoon and evening hours. Some areas have seen a few inches of rain, leading to flash flooding alerts as additional rainfall is anticipated through the evening.

Heavy Rain Threat

To go along with the severe risk, there will be a risk for heavy rain in these areas as well. Some parts of the Lone Star State could see over 5 inches of rainfall through early Tuesday morning.

Flood Alerts

Because of the risk for heavy rain, the local NWS offices have issued flood watches for cities like Austin and Georgetown.

Rainfall Forecast

Check out the latest rainfall forecast from our In-House model…solid 2-4 inches will be possible in many towns and cities through the day.

Stay with WeatherNation as we continue to update you on the rain potential during our top Weather Headlines and Central Regional Forecast at :30 past the hour.

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Taban Sharifi grew up in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She has a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Go Bruins! While in school, Taban was a meteorology... Load More intern with NBC LA. There she helped forecast daily weather for the greater Los Angeles region and created a playbook to deploy weather sensors for NBC owned-and-operated stations across the country. Her first on-air job took her to San Angelo, Texas, where she was a morning meteorologist and co-anchor. Working in West Texas gave her knowledge and experience covering severe storms. From there, she moved to Palm Springs, California. People think forecasting in California is sunshine all the time, but with temperatures in the 120’s, wildfires, damaging winds, floodings, and earthquakes, the forecasting kept her very busy! She also worked there as a general assignment reporter and told community stories. Taban is excited for the challenge and opportunity to forecast nationally with WeatherNation. She also looks forward to exploring all that Colorado has to offer!