Heavy rainfall across central Texas and the Hill Country region will continue this morning with a weakening trend as we head into the afternoon hours.  Daytime heating across much of north, central and eastern Texas will lead to additional chances for more scattered rainfall this afternoon and evening.  Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for much of north central, northeast and central Texas through 7pm this evening.  While rainfall today across these regions will be of the more scattered variety and not everyone will see rain, any amount of rainfall over already saturated soil will continue to pose a threat for localized flash flooding. The panhandle and far west Texas regions will also see continued chances for rain and storms this afternoon.  A small Marginal Risk area has been placed across far western Texas for the possibility of a few strong to marginally severe storms later this afternoon. The main threats will be damaging winds, frequent lightning and small hail.

Highs today across all but south Texas will range below normal for this time of the year.  South Texas will be dealing with highs in the low 100s again with Heat Index values later this afternoon ranging between 105 and 110 degrees.  A Heat Advisory is in place for several counties around Corpus Christi where Heat Index values this afternoon will likely range between 110 and 114.  Needless today, it’s probably not a good day to be running around in the heat of the afternoon if you can possibly avoid it.  For the rest of the state, even though temps will average below normal, high moisture content in the atmosphere will make it feel muggy and much warmer than the actual air temperature.  We will also begin to heat up as we get into the middle of the week with more seasonal temperatures returning by the end of the work week.