Flash flood watch extended through Friday, more rain in forecast

September 12, 2018

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has extended the flash flood watch in effect for the entire Rio Grande Valley until Friday evening.

Forecasters say as the tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexican moves closer to South Texas it will produce continued thunderstorms and cause flash flooding.

The flash flood watch covers Cameron, Hidalgo, Brooks, Kenedy and Willacy counties and includes the cities of Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Falfurrias, Sarita, Edinburg, Pharr, Mission, Weslaco, Raymondville, Port Mansfield, Port Isabel, South Padre Island, Laguna Heights, Laguna Vista and other neighboring communities.

The NWS says so far total rainfall range from six to 12 inches in much of Hidalgo and Brooks County, three to six inches across the Rio Grande Plains, and three to seven inches across Kenedy County ranches.

Other areas received one to three inches, with the exception of Arroyo City to Bayview in eastern Cameron County where four to seven inches fell on Tuesday.

More heavy rain is in the forecast with anywhere from 1.5 inches to five inches hitting the Valley.


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