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Flash Flood Warning for the Gulf Coast as More Rain Falls

2 weeks ago
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The risk of flooding is going to increase across the Gulf Coast as more rain descends upon the water-logged region in the coming days. Here is a look at how much moisture you can expect and when the flooding risks will be the highest.

More Rain on the Way for the Gulf Coast

Another round of moisture is headed to the U.S. Gulf Coast by the end of the week, setting up a high potential for flooding in a zone from Texas to Florida.

When will the rain fire up again? The forecast is calling for scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday and into the overnight hours.

This chance of severe weather will be followed by a short burst of precipitation beginning on Thursday in central and northeast portions of Texas. For instance, Dallas will see the chance of scattered storms on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

Although the rain moving in on Thursday will not equal the torrential moisture that fell across southern portions of the Lone Star State last week, residents should still be prepared for a general 1 to 2 inches of rain.

Rainfall of this magnitude is enough to stymie the receding of waters that is currently happening in area rivers and streams. As a result, some of these waterways may once again flow out of their banks.

Last week's heavy rain event sent the Trinity, San Jacinto, and Neches rivers to major flood stage. Up to 30 inches of rain has been recorded in the last month in this part of Texas, making it easy to see why some of the waterways are having trouble containing all of the additional water.


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