This past weekend, Texas was soaked by torrential rains that contributed to the state’s severe drought while also causing some flooding difficulties.
Several roadways in San Antonio, including portions of Interstate 35, were inundated as a result of the about 2.5 inches of rain that fell there on Friday night and continued to fall on Saturday. Firefighters had to free three persons who were stuck in their car after driving down a flooded road in San Antonio. At least one other female confined herself but managed to escape.
Lisa Contreras told FOX Weather, “I was driving down the road and all of a sudden the water started coming up on me.” “I became terrified and thought I was going to perish in my car, so I got out and started to walk outside. Barricades or anything else was absent.
A total of 24 places in Bexar County were closed due to flooding on Saturday morning, while 35,000 people throughout Texas were left without power as a result of the Friday night rains, including around 6,000 individuals in Bexar County. Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, claims that he has triggered state emergency actions to assist with the storm’s effects and eventual cleanup.
The three-hour radar loop from FOX Weather below shows the locations of active showers and thunderstorms. Any active Flood Warnings are indicated by the green boxes.
Saturday’s Texas Rains Continue
A potent upper-level system will move across western to central Texas, eastern New Mexico, and northeast Mexico on Saturday, keeping much of the Lone Star State wet.
FOX Forecast Center Reported, this system will bring many waves of heavy rain to Texas’ southern and northern central regions. It rained the most on Friday night and will do so again on Saturday. This weekend, there will likely be another 1-2 inches of rain in the San Antonio area, 1-2 inches in Austin and Oklahoma City, and up to an inch in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
A large portion of Texas could see flooding on Sunday, and flooding rains could also affect the central Plains and the mid-South. Parts of South Texas may have accumulated around 10 inches of rain by the time the storms are over, increasing the risk of flash floods. The majority of Texas is under a Flood Watch, according to FOX Weather meteorologist Jason Frazer. That includes those of you in Brownsville, Waco, Junction, San Antonio, Bay City, and Corpus Christi.
If you are interested to check the news about floods and storms, check out the link below:
- Devastating Storms Strike Texas: Communities Brace For Impact
- Winter Storm Warning Still In Effect For Kerrville
Some Texas Drought Relief
For locations that can avoid the problems of flash floods, the heavy rains are a blessing. There has been severe to exceptional drought throughout much of the state.
But following this weekend’s showers, the drought situation could get better.
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