Heavy showers and thunderstorms will douse portions of Texas through the weekend, leading to more flash flooding concerns.
The same storm that resulted in flooding in the Southwest at midweek is swinging eastward into Texas through the weekend.
Soaking storms will target mainly central and southeastern parts of Texas. San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Houston are among the cities and towns that will experience showers and thunderstorms daily through the weekend, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.
Following heavy rain on Thursday, the ground is already saturated in some communities, adding to the potential for run-off to be generated very quickly.
San Antonio has already been dealing with torrential downpours and resultant flash flooding. A high water rescue occurred in San Antonio shortly before 10:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, while some roads were closed due to flooding.
Around 2.50 inches of rain soaked San Antonio over the course of six hours on Thursday, which was more rain than the city received during the entire month of August. The last measurable rain in San Antonio fell on Aug. 19, 2012.
Near Boerne, Texas, 4.73 inches of rain poured down in five hours on Thursday.
While there are threats of too much rain falling over a short interval of time, the rainfall is beneficial to areas suffering from severe to exceptional drought conditions.
Snow is forecast to fall in unusual places this weekend in spots that have not seen a measurable snowfall in over a decade.
The return of colder air was accompanied by some snow early Friday night with the next chance of wintry precipitation later this weekend.
The return of colder air was accompanied by a few inches of snow early Friday night with the next chance of wintry precipitation before the end of the weekend.
Bitter cold will linger in the parts of the southern Plains impacted by the late-week ice storm, which could have been the worst to hit the United States in years.
Lingering frigid air will not only lay the path for more icing this weekend but will also delay recovery in communities dealing with widespread power outages and thus no heat.
A historical nuisance in the Christmas tree industry, brought on by recent wet weather, may threaten the tree crop this winter season.
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17.0" snow set 24 hour snowfall record and single storm total for city.
Connecticut River (1740)
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Riverview, FL (1996)
A tornado killed one person; 6 mobile homes were destroyed.