Today’s rain event has come to an end across southwest and deep south Texas as the cold front is slowly pushing the moisture and remnants of Patricia off to the east. Scattered light showers and random pockets of mist are possible tonight across the DFW metroplex. Light to moderate rain is expected to continue into tomorrow morning for parts of central Texas and eastern Texas mainly south of line from Waco over to Lufkin. This could cause additional flash flooding over some of the areas which have already received well over 18 inches since yesterday.
Widespread heavy rain with continued major flooding threats will continue overnight across the central and upper coast from around Port Lavaca through Houston/Galveston and up into Port Arthur. Major flooding is already underway in and around Houston and Galveston with widespread Flood and Flash Flood Warnings in place. For road closures and impacts in the Houston area, you can check this link for the most up to date info: http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/roadclosures/ A tornado watch is also in place until 10pm, but with the likelihood of any additional tornadic spin-ups quickly fading, it’s not likely to be extended beyond 10pm. We will post an update if it is.
Here’s a look at the latest HRRR short-range simulated radar which takes us through 10am tomorrow morning. This particular model is taking the low a bit further south and just off the coast which means more rain offshore than onshore by early tomorrow…which would be great if this verifies.
Here’s the tally of rainfall received over the past 24 hours…7pm yesterday to 7pm today. And the second image is what we’ve received over the past 2 days. You know, it’s really crazy to think we’ve had historic flooding this spring, followed by extreme drought, then right back to historic flooding this fall. Don’t you just love Texas weather?