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Torrential rainfall in the Coastal Bend causing widespread flooding

Rainfall exceeding five inches in some locations
Posted at 3:00 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 20:44:10-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A plume of tropical moisture pushing north from Central America interacted with weak jet-stream instability to bring widespread, heavy rainfall over South Texas on Monday, but only isolated-to-scattered showers and storms are expected through the rest of the week.

Eyes remain focused on the tropics, however.

Heavy rain began in isolated spots over the Coastal Bend on Sunday, with local totals exceeding two inches, but became much more widespread Monday.

Precipitation totaling in excess of five inches prompted flash flood warnings and flood advisories over much of the area, with a flood warning for Oso Creek in effect Monday afternoon.

The rain will taper off Monday evening, leaving the rest of the work week with scattered-to-isolated afternoon sea breeze-driven showers and storms.

Thereafter, the weekend should be in good shape, but early next week is open to uncertainty.

Highs will gradually rise from the upper 80s to the middle 90s as upper-level high pressure builds in the region.

The disposition of Invest 93L, a disturbance in the Bay of Campeche, will need to be monitored closely.