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    Needed Rain, Unwanted Flooding Risk in Texas

    By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
    June 14, 2013; 9:57 AM ET
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    Downpours will slowly migrate northward this weekend over parts of central and western Texas. Spotty rainfall will also reach into parts of eastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma Panhandle.

    The sporadic rainfall is bringing not only needed moisture to the region, but also the risk of flash flooding.

    Enough rain will fall from part of the Big Bend area of the Lone Star State to the northern Texas Panhandle to settle the dust in some areas.

    A few locations suffering extreme drought can receive an inch or more of rain from the system.

    However, along with the rainfall comes the potential for isolated flash flooding.

    Dry stream beds and arroyos can quickly fill with water. Water levels can quickly rise on other streams.

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    A few locations can also be hit with a severe thunderstorm packing strong winds, large hail and frequent lightning strikes.

    A disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere traveling slowly from south to north is causing the showers and thunderstorms.

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