NWS: Strong Cold Front Threatens Flooding Across West Texas
SAN ANGELO, TX – A strong cold front is blowing into West Central Texas Tuesday night with strong thunderstorms and heavy rain which could cause serious flooding in San Angelo.
According to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo, Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and early evening.
Lightning strikes, brief downpours and locally gusty winds are possible. A strong cold front will bring high chances for thunderstorms tonight, mainly after midnight.
Some storms could be strong, with lightning, gusty winds and heavy downpours possible. Heavy rain could result in flooding concerns overnight.
According to the NWS, Wednesday through Monday A strong cold front will continue to bring chances for thunderstorms. Some storms could be strong, with lightning, gusty winds and heavy downpours possible. Heavy rain could result in increased flooding concerns.
An early season Canadian Cold Front will move through West Central Texas Tonight into Wednesday, shifting the winds to the north at 15 to 30 mph and bringing heavy rain and thunderstorms to the region.
The highest chances for widespread moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms will be very early Wednesday morning through Wednesday night.
Heavy showers and thunderstorms could continue through the day Thursday as well. Total rainfall amounts look to be around 2 to 4 inches, with local amounts of 6 inches. The heavy rain could lead to increased flooding concerns for urban areas and small streams.
Rises along area rivers are likely, and there is the potential for minor to possible moderate flooding along the Upper Brazos, Upper Colorado and Rio Grande tributaries.
The combination of gusty winds, colder temperatures and rainfall will make it feel unusually cool for this time of year, dropping wind chill temperatures into the low 50s Wednesday and Thursday mornings. This may impact livestock, especially newly shorn sheep in West Central Texas.
There is an 80 percent chance of heavy rain Tuesday night and a 90 percent chance on Wednesday.
This a serious weather situation.
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