More rain headed to SA as tropical system nears Texas coast


SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio and surrounding area is expected to get more rain this week as a tropical development moves toward the Texas coast from the Gulf of Mexico.

KSAT Weather Authority Meteorologist Mike Osterhage says the San Antonio area could see showers all day Monday, possibly with heavy rain.

Mike says Monday will be mostly cloudy with a high around 88.

A flash flood watch was also issued for San Antonio and goes through Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service is tracking that developing tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to the NWS, gulf moisture will increase significantly Monday into Tuesday and through mid week as the tropical system moves northwest toward the mid or upper Texas coast.

This system has a good chance of making landfall along the mid or upper Texas coast early to midday Tuesday, according to the NWS.

Rainfall from this system could produce flash flooding early Tuesday morning through Thursday morning.

The greatest threat will be along and northeast of Highway 183 or a line from northwest of Austin to Cuero.

News of more possible showers this week comes after the San Antonio area was pummeled by heavy rain Sunday.

A wave of rain and flooding washed through some areas of San Antonio Sunday afternoon.

Some neighborhoods on the Northwest, Southeast and West sides appeared to be among the hardest hit by fast flooding.

Fire rescue crews hurried to the streets around St. Cloud and Donaldson as rising floodwaters trapped some people and cars.

Fire and police rushed to get barricades up and keep people from heading into flooded areas.

The area on and around Donaldson flooded fast and police and fire put barricades there.

Most flooding was brief and waters went down as fast as they had come up.

CPS Energy's outage map indicated several locations across the city that lost power for hours, including a swath of homes in the Southeast Side.

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