Storm system brings heavy rains, warnings to Texas
Grab that rain gear as you head out the door Tuesday morning. Widespread showers and storms have been moving through Central Texas, with a few areas seeing heavy downpours as well as cloud to ground lightning. Showers and storms will be possible throughout the day. There is a slight risk for a few strong to severe storms with hail and damaging winds possible. However, the main threats Tuesday will be heavy rainfall and lightning. Highs will reach the low 80s this afternoon.
Scattered storms will continue Wednesday through Friday, with highs reaching the mid and upper 80s and with lows in the mid and upper 60s. This weekend we will still have a chance for a few storms but highs will be warming up to near 90°.
DALLAS (AP) - A slow-moving storm system has turned the long holiday weekend into a soggy one for much of Texas but is also bringing relief to regions desperate for rain.
National Weather Service meteorologist Jonathan Guseman in Lubbock says the system is spinning slowly and bringing rain, thunder and hail to West and Central Texas. The drought in the region is now in its fourth year.
Guseman said Sunday the small town of Ralls, northeast of Lubbock, has received 5.4 inches of rain over the past three days. San Angelo has received 4.2 inches and Lubbock just under 4.
Nearly 2 inches has fallen on the Midland area in the past 24 hours and flash-flood warnings are in effect into Sunday afternoon.
The system should move east into Oklahoma by Tuesday.
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