Flash Flooding Continues in Texas Today, Threat Diminishes This Weekend
A stagnant low pressure sitting near the Texas coast has been helping wring out exceptionally heavy rain in Texas since Monday. Over the last 3 days there have been a few spots receiving more than a foot of rain! This amount of rain led to flash flooding Wednesday and Thursday. Flood alerts remain in place through Friday.
Check out some of these rain totals over the last 24 hours! Some totals since Sunday are approaching two feet.
Because of the heavy rain, it’s no surprise there have been flash flood warnings. On Wednesday there was a flash flood emergency for Rockport, TX due to rapid rainfall & multiple water rescues.
⚠️Caution: Rockport/Fulton/Holiday Beach area. We have seen 5-8 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. A few more inches remain possible through this morning. Use caution if you're heading out. #txwx #stxwx pic.twitter.com/Voeb6FCHiW
— NWS Corpus Christi (@NWSCorpus) July 7, 2021
Flood alerts continue through Friday with several areas potentially picking up another 1″-3″ of rain, even isolated totals closer to 5″ of rain. The coastal areas will get the brunt of the tropical moisture and heavy downpours with those showers and storms slowly weakening as they move inland.
Excessive Rain Outlook
By Friday, the heaviest rainfall will be slowly waning, but there will still be a few storms that could lead to flash flooding concerns over saturated ground, especially along the coastline.
A few spots will get another 6″ of rain as we head through the rest of Friday. By the weekend, the low will have weakened enough for flash flooding concerns to end.
As the upper low finally starts to drift westward Friday afternoon, the heavy rain will come to an end from east to west. Pockets of heavy rain are likely through the late afternoon but will start to move away. The rain will finally end by the overnight hours Saturday.
We will be covering the flooding ongoing for south Texas in your central regional forecast :30 past the hour and as one of our Top Weather Headlines.