Threat for heavy rain, flooding continues through Saturday PM

Posted at 6:59 PM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 19:59:52-04

The tropical disturbance that has been over the Gulf of Mexico has finally moved inland and development is no longer a concern. However, that doesn’t take away the threat for heavy rain and flooding through Saturday afternoon.

Heavy rain forecast

The tropical disturbance that we’ve been watching for days is now inland. Fortunately, it did not develop, but we still have heavy rain that could cause flooding problems.

Rain is expected to continue through Friday night and through Saturday morning. During the early morning on Saturday, heavy bands of rain are likely to impact the area. However, it remains a question as to where those bands set up. Wherever they setup, flooding is expected.

If you can, stay home for Saturday morning. By the afternoon, while rain may still occur, it will start to clear out starting for the eastern areas. Folks west of Corpus Christi will be the last to see the rain taper off.

Rainfall totals of 2-6 inches are expected, but some locally higher amounts are possible in isolated locations.

Sunday’s forecast

By Sunday, a few lingering showers will be possible, but most of us will see the sunshine again. The sunny trend looks to continue into next week as temperatures warm closer to 90 degrees.