Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Eastern Portions of South Texas Now through Wednesday Afternoon...
...Additional Heavy Rainfall Expected Today through at Least Wednesday...
...High Risk of Dangerous Rip Currents through Early Wednesday Morning...
...Coastal Flood Advisory in Effect Today through Wednesday Morning...
...Small Craft Advisory in Effect Today...
Timing and Overview:
Heavy rainfall has been falling across eastern portions of South Texas overnight and early this morning, prompting Flash Flood Warnings across the area. These widespread showers and thunderstorms will spread further inland today, with additional heavy rainfall expected to develop during today through at least Wednesday. High rainfall totals remain in the forecast through mid week. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect across the eastern half of South Texas (see graphic below) today through at least Wednesday afternoon. Additional rainfall will be possible Wednesday night and Thursday. The Flash Flood Watch may need to be extended further across the region and beyond Wednesday afternoon, depending on how long the tropical moisture lingers over the area.
A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for the for beaches along the Middle Texas Coast where moderate onshore flow and increasing swells will produce higher than normal wave runup along the beaches. This wave runup along with heavy rainfall over these areas will produce coastal flooding, especially during times of high tide. In addition, there is a High Risk of dangerous rip currents along Gulf-facing beaches today through early Wednesday morning. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the coastal waters today as well.
South Texas Impacts:
Event Total Rainfall Amounts Through Wednesday Night:
6 to 10 inches Coastal Counties and Goliad/Victoria Counties
3 to 7 inches Western and Northern Coastal Bend and Coastal Plains
1 to 3 inches Brush Country and Western Coastal Plains
Locally higher amounts possible
Additional rainfall possible Thursday.
Coastal Flood Advisory for area beaches - Driving conditions may be impacted. Items along the beach may need to be removed due to incoming wave runup along with standing water from heavy rainfall.
High Rip Current Risk for Gulf-facing beaches - Strong rip currents are expected. These rip currents can be life-threatening to anyone entering the surf, especially near piers and jetties.
Small Craft Advisory - Seas 5 to 8 feet, southeast winds 15 to 20 knots.