A flood watch is in effect for the local region in a Southern state which started yesterday morning and will continue into the evening tonight. Some areas of areas could see up to 5 inches of rain. This would be with some isolated higher amounts, the National Weather Service reported. In fact, the rain was expecting to begin Tuesday afternoon and continue on and off into today. Moreover, the showers will come local from the west coast, combined with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean.
Flood Watch – Cold Front and Line of Storms
“In fact, a couple of days ago, we did have that cold front push through. It brought the line of storms through the late evening,” Allison Prater. Prater is a meteorologist at the weather service. She said this on Tuesday. “As of right now, our winds have, in fact, turned toward back to the South. The southern winds are really pushing that front back. Moreover, it is coming back as a warm front. Moreover, it is pushing all that Gulf moisture into our area.” The strong storms did include damaging winds and isolated tornadoes which might pop up in the forecast. However, Prater did say the main concerns could potentially cause hail and flooding.
Until 7 p.m. today, the flood watch is to be expecting. There will be high temperatures in the lower 80s. Also the low in the upper 60s. On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott did direct the Texas Division of Emergency Management to place state response and recovery resources were on standby. This was due to the potential threat of many storms, plus heavy rainfall and ensuing flash flooding. This is from a cold front that interacted with moisture from Hurricane Pamela. In fact, the storms were forecasting to move across Texas that begins on Tuesday night through the end of this week.