Flash flood watch still in effect as rain continues

Posted at 7:52 AM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 08:52:02-04

Wednesday: Numerous rain showers

As we’ve saw on Monday and Tuesday mornings, a large shield of heavy rain developed over the area early Wednesday morning. This is once again slowing down if not halting the morning commute in many locations. Unfortunately, the heaviest of rain is “training” over the same areas, meaning that it’s moving over the same area again and again without moving. Furthermore, this “training” is occurring in some of the same areas that saw copious amounts of rain on Tuesday.

During the afternoon, expect to continue to see scattered shower activity throughout the region. Due to the ground having already reached saturation, any little bit of additional rain will quickly contribute to flooding.

Street flooding has been widespread throughout Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend, and this is making travel very dangerous, if not impossible. Remember that if water covers the road, Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Driving through flood water can be deadly and can also flood out a vehicle, which will yield a hefty repair bill.

We’ll see high temperatures remain in the 80s as the rain and clouds keep temperatures below average.

Thursday: Steady decrease

The area of low pressure that has produced the heavy rainfall will finally start to drift out of the region by Thursday. However, it may deliver one last shot of rain to the area on Thursday morning before leaving. It currently appears that by late Thursday the rain should be gone, or at least substantially decreased in coverage.

The weekend

After the wettest week we’ve had in months, we’ll bring back the sunshine for Friday through Sunday. High temperatures will also respond by climbing to the 90s again. A staunch breeze will pick up on Saturday, but all outdoor plans should go off without a problem.