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From San Antonio to Charlotte: Monday AM Flooding

26 Sep 2016, 7:46 am

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From the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex down I-35, heavy rainfall took over the state of Texas this weekend. San Antonio, Texas was once again inundated with thunderstorms early Monday.

Bexar and Culman counties were under Flash Flood Warnings during the morning rush hour. School districts were forced to cancel or delay classes due to road closures. Emergency managers reported several high water rescues had to be performed. Radar estimated rain totals of up to 7 inches were recorded this morning. Lower levels of Interstates 35 and 10 had to be closed due to standing water. Department of Transportation cameras show water covering roads.

San An DOT Flooding San An I 35 at San Pedro I-35 at San Pedro

Water levels along local rivers and creeks skyrocketed as more rain fell. The San Antonio River at Loop 410 could be looking at a record crest.

San Antonio River at Loop 410 TX San Antonio River at Loop 410

In Charlotte, North Carolina, a Flash Flood Warning was issued from about 6:30 to 9:15 am. A nearly stationary cluster of storms lingered over the metro area during rush hour. Uptown and northwestern neighborhoods were hit the hardest. Flights out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport were temporarily grounded. Parts of Mecklenburg County received a radar estimated four inches of rainfall in four hours. Reports of more than three inches of rain between 5 and 6 am came in from some neighborhoods. The Little Sugar Creek at 36th street surpassed flood stage, expecting Cullman Avenue to flood. Stewart Creek, Irwin Creek and Paw Creek may also flood in spots.

Char Little CreekLittle Sugar Creek at Medical Center Drive, CharlotteLittle Sugar Creek Hydrograph NC Little Sugar Creek Below 36th St.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Karissa Klos

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