SAN ANTONIO – Heavy rain has been an issue along the Texas coast over the last few days, with rainfall totaling more than a foot around Rockport. While the rain subsided a bit Thursday, isolated flooding issues will be possible through Friday. In addition, a Flash Flood Watch has been extended north to include San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Here’s what you need to know:
- An area of low pressure will help to create areas of heavy rain Thursday night and during the day on Friday - especially along I-10 and east of I-35. This includes San Antonio.
- Flash flooding will be possible within the Flash Flood Watch, with the forecast calling for 1-4 inches of rainfall. Isolated amounts of 5-7 inches are possible, especially closer to the Houston area. Those areas where heavy rain has fallen over the last several days will see the greatest risk for flooding.
- Expect tropical-like downpours as this activity passes through.
- Rain is forecast to end by Friday night, with drier and warmer conditions by Saturday.
KSAT is monitoring this rain event very closely so be sure to stay tuned on air and on line for the very latest from the KSAT 12 Weather Authority Team.
It is never a good idea to drive during a flash flood warning. If you can stay home during a flash flood event, please do. Just 6 inches of rushing water can knock down a person, and 12 inches of rushing water will sweep away most cars. If you come across a flooded road, remember: TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN
You’ve probably heard the KSAT Weather Authority Team say, “When thunder roars, go indoors!” With storms in the forecast over the next few days, you’ll need to be ready to move your summer outdoors plan indoors for a period of time. Remember: if you can hear thunder, you’re close enough to be struck by lightning.