Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon through 6am Friday
TEXAS — Flash Flood Watch in Effect From Noon Today through 6 AM Saturday.
Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible through Late Tonight with Large Hail, Damaging Winds and an Isolated Tornado.
Heavy Rainfall Expected to Result in River Flooding on Mission River, Guadalupe River and Coleto Creek.
Timing and Overview
Forecast remains on track as a potent storm system and associated cold front moves across South Texas in the next 18 hours. Showers and Thunderstorms were beginning to develop across inland portions of the Coastal Bend. Trend will continue through the afternoon with heaviest rains expected in yellow hatched areas seen on graphic below. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches will be possible through 4pm this afternoon. No significant flood impacts expected this afternoon, although some ponding of water could occur on area roadways. Showers with locally heavy rainfall will likely expand to include the coastal areas during the commute home later today.
Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected to move across the entire area this evening and overnight. Storms should move
into the Laredo area by 8pm, and could form a line as they move east across the brush country and coastal bend region, reaching the coast
and Victoria area between 11pm and 3am. A few storms could be severe with quarter sized hail, damaging winds, and an isolated tornado.
Heavy rains could result in flash flooding as well.
South Texas Impacts:
Rainfall: Average rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches over the northern portions of South Texas with lower amounts farther south, with the bulk of the
rain occurring during the Flash Flood Watch time-frame. Locally heavy rainfall amounts 6 or more inches possible.
Winds: Storms will be capable of producing wind gusts over 50 mph, with a storm or two around 60 mph possible.
Tornadoes: An isolated tornado or two remain possible within the line of storms tonight.
Hail : Anywhere from pea size up to the size of quarters.
River Flooding : Rainfall forecasts for this event have been lowered slightly. Taking this into account, minor to moderate river flooding is forecast
for the Mission River, Guadalupe River and Coleto Creek. For more specific information on river forecasts, go to our AHPS page: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=CRP
Additional Information Resources:
NWS Corpus Christi Contact Numbers: 888-579-9731 or 361-289-0725
NWS Corpus Christi Webpage: www.weather.gov/corpuschristi
Storm Prediction Center: www.spc.noaa.gov/
Online Severe Weather Reporting: www.weather.gov/crp/stormReport
COPYRIGHT 2020 BY CROSSROADS TODAY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.