Good morning South Texas partners,
...Flash Flood Watch Expanded from Rio Grande Plains, Brush Country across the Coastal Bend through 1 PM CDT...
...Low Chance for NW Caribbean Sea Tropical Wave to Develop Next 5 days..
Timing and Overview:
1. Heavy Rainfall:
Widespread rainfall has been occurring across South Texas overnight/early this morning, and flash flooding has been reported overnight. Given the now very saturated soils and additional heavy rainfall expected, the threat for flash flooding will continue through 1 PM this afternoon for Webb, La Salle, McMullen, Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Aransas, Refugio, and Calhoun Counties. To the northeast less rain has fallen across these areas, and flash flooding is less likely, though should not be ruled out. Additional rainfall can be expected this afternoon and overnight.
2. Tropical Weather:
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave currently southeast of the Yucatan Peninsula. This disturbance has a 30% chance of development over the next 5 days as it moves into the southern and western Gulf waters during the latter half of the week.
What We Know:
Increased rain chances for the Middle Texas Coastal waters for the latter half of the week due to the influx of deep moisture.
What We Don't Know:
If a tropical cyclone will develop.
Specific impacts to South Texas and to the Middle Texas coast if tropical cyclone development occurs, due to uncertainty in movement and strength of the system.
Additional updates will be emailed as staffing/time permits. Please reference the additional resources below for more information.
Additional Information Resources:
NWS Corpus Christi Contact Numbers: 888-579-9731 or 361-289-0725
NWS Corpus Christi Webpage: www.weather.gov/corpuschristi
Online Flood Reporting: www.weather.gov/crp/stormReport
AHPS River Forecasts: water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=crp