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Southern Soaker, Round #2

29 Oct 2015, 11:15 am

Just a little more than a week ago, much of Texas and the South were back in severe to extreme droughts, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.Then, heavy rain obliterated records and inundated roads across the South this past weekend. The heaviest rainfall amounts came south of Dallas, Texas between Thursday and Saturday, where some spots received upwards of 20 inches of rainfall. Corsicana and Powell, Texas both recorded more than 20″ of rain. It lead to a train derailment in the area on Saturday morning, and parts of both I-35 and I-45 in Texas were closed as well.

While we saw major issues with flooding and flash flooding, it has brought huge improvements in the drought situation in just a weeks time.

Side by Side Comparison Drought Monitor

But as soon as one storm system exits, yet another Southern Soaker moves in for the weekend. Most locations will pick up an additional 2″-4″ of rainfall through the weekend, which could lead to the National Weather Service to issue more Flash Flood Watches and Warnings and more flooding.

Rainfall Totals

As always, WeatherNation will keep you up to date on the latest model guidance as the storm evolves.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Mike Witcher

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