Rain remains in forecast today

Heavy rain triggers flooding in Bexar, Comal counties


SAN ANTONIO – The rain train continues to roll across South Texas on Thursday as a cold front packed with rain pushes toward the Gulf Coast.

KSAT Weather Authority Meteorologist Mike Osterhage said temperatures will be about 10 degrees below normal Thursday, reaching a high of around 65. 

A cold front moved through the San Antonio area late Tuesday and dumped extremely heavy rain that triggered flooding for much of Bexar and Comal counties.

Rainfall totals were in excess of three to four inches in many places.

As the front continues to push south toward the Gulf Coast, Pacific moisture is streaming in behind it that's keeping the air saturated.  

An upper-level low pressure system that's slowly moving east across South Texas and high moisture will keep rain chances in the forecast through the end of the work week.

The heaviest of the rain is most likely over for most of the San Antonio area. But another 1 to 2 inches of rain is still possible, and that could set the stage for minor flooding in Bexar and Comal counties, where the ground is already saturated.

As the rain finally ends Friday evening, cooler temperatures will prevail for a beautiful, sunny weekend.

SAWS responds to sewer spill due to heavy rain

A San Antonio Water System official said crews responded to a sewer spill Tuesday night that resulted from the heavy rains that swept through the area.

SAWS spokeswoman Anne Hayden said a 48-inch main overflowed more than 100,000 gallons due to infiltration of rainwater into the pipeline in the area of Holbrook Road.

No adverse impacts from the spill been observed along Salado Creek, Hayden said.