Heavy Rainfall Pattern Expected Over South Central Texas Thru Monday

New Braunfels-

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain, beginning this afternoon, with the heaviest rainfall expected Saturday morning, and ending Monday- with 2 to 5 inches of rainfall possible along and East of IH-35.  An upper level low pressure system should move across northern Mexico and Texas today through Monday, with persistent rains expected. Most of the rain is expected to be light to moderate today through Sunday, with some brief heavy downpours of 1 to 2 inches possible Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. The storm system could produce more widespread heavy downpours Sunday night, into early Monday, as the upper low begins to cross Texas.  Saturated ground means there is a potential for flooding by Sunday night. Areas generally east of IH-35 are expected to see the heaviest rainfall and possible flooding. Remember to be aware of your surroundings and conditions, and Turn Around; Don’t Drown!

Confidence:  Moderate

 Low Flood Impacts:

  • Several locations may experience minor flooding with flood waters capable of causing small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches to become swollen and overflow in a few places, but with little to no property damage. Quick ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow in a few places. Flood waters may prompt brief road closures.