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Flash Flooding Continues in Texas Today, Threat Diminishes This Weekend

9 Jul 2021, 12:10 pm

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.

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.

Forecast

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.

About the author
Erik Kostrzewa was born and raised in the state of Michigan; spending much of his life in the suburbs of Detroit. Erik attended the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s Degr... Load Moreee in Earth Systems Science and Engineering with a concentration in Meteorology. His first on-air job was straight out of college in Lansing, Michigan at WLNS-TV. After a few years, he moved an hour west to Grand Rapids to continue his career at FOX17 news. While in the heart of the lower peninsula, Erik covered a wide variety of challenging weather from lake-effect snow to derechos. Erik definitely has an interesting last name which comes from his Polish descent. If you are wondering how it is pronounced, the easiest way to say it is “Ka-Stree-Va”. Erik is thrilled to forecast on a national scale at WeatherNation and experience an even wider range of weather in Colorado! He is also looking forward to experiencing his first 14er on one of the many mountains in the state.

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