Fog and rain will continue until Friday

Fog and rain will continue until Friday

It was a loud night with thunderstorms across a few areas of Texas. Hail the size of a chicken egg fell in Poteet, about 30 miles south of San Antonio. More than five to eight inches of rain have fallen in parts of south-central Texas, the northeast across the southern Brazos Valley, the Coastal Plains, southeast Texas, and up to Arc-la-Tex since Monday.

Rain was observed from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday across Texas. The highest totals, 3 to 8 inches, were from near San Antonio northeast across the Coastal Plains, the Brazos Valley, and across the eastern third of Texas.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain continue this morning, with several flash flood warnings in effect. Please be aware of high water levels on roads, as well as rapid streams and streams. You can check road closures due to high water at DriveTexas.org.

Additional rain is expected from this morning through Friday morning in Texas.  An additional three to six inches of rain could fall across the Coastal Plains, Brazos Valley, southeast Texas and the Golden Triangle.

The highest chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon will be early afternoon in the Coastal Plains, Brazos Valley, southeast Texas, and the Golden Triangle. The most intense activity is producing rainfall rates exceeding two inches per hour. Additional flooding is likely. The heaviest rain will enter Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico in the early afternoon. We may see calm, with only fog and light rain this afternoon in Texas.

This evening, another round of thunderstorms will push through northern Mexico and move eastward into the Edwards Plateau. This activity will follow a path east through South Central Texas, the San Antonio metro, east through the Brazos Valley, Southeast Texas, the Houston metro, and into the Golden Triangle on Thursday morning. We will likely see some renewed flooding as the soil is saturated in those areas. Rain chances decrease statewide Thursday afternoon.

Friday into Saturday morning, a cold front will bring scattered showers and possibly some thunderstorms to the Texas Panhandle, northwest Texas, Texoma, and Arc-La-Tex. Unlike the last few days, we expect less rain coverage with a cold front on Friday. In addition to the decrease in rain coverage, this cold front will not mimic the arctic fronts of last week. The weather will cool, but we are not looking at another major cooldown. Rain chances are expected to end by Saturday afternoon. Dry weather should occur for several days afterward.

Average high temperatures in Texas will range from 40 to 50 degrees in the northern half of the state and 60 to 70 degrees in the southern half through Friday. Saturday and Sunday will be a little cooler, with temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s statewide. The warming trend begins early next week, with nice weather expected Monday and Tuesday.

Have a great Wednesday! We’ll keep an eye on things today and issue another Texas weather report tomorrow morning.

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