…THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ALL OF NORTH TEXAS…
.AN UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO SPIN OVER TEXAS. MODELS NOW INDICATE THAT THE LOW WILL SPIN MORE ENERGY OVER NORTH TEXAS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY…INCREASING THE PROBABILITY OF HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING. THE GROUND IS EXTREMELY SATURATED…IT CAN HOLD NO MORE RAIN. RAINFALL OF AN INCH OR TWO WILL CAUSE THE SAME PROBLEM THAT THREE OR FOUR INCHES WOULD NORMALLY CAUSE THIS TIME OF YEAR.
I grow weary of this dangerous game.
[Update] The Weather Channel said it correctly: “Texas, alas, will continue to take the brunt of the soggy assault. . .” So it is even now as dark clouds loom on the southern horizon and move in quickly to deliver yet another dose of nature’s wet frenzy, the second one we’ve seen today…
[Update 2] And because I’m now celebrating Independence Day with a precipitation pity party, here’s something from AccuWeather:
Flooding also caused more problems in Texas Tuesday and was doing so again Wednesday. Important flood-related watches and warnings continue to cover the state. Motorists and walkers should never cross flooded roadways to avoid a potentially deadly situation this holiday.
The Southwest Regional News story states that the interaction of a stubborn low pressure and rich moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will result in another round of drenching thunderstorms across Texas and surrounding areas. While the Texas State Radar shows clusters of thunderstorms along the western Gulf Coast, areas of unsettled weather was [sic] becoming more widespread across the rest of the South Central states this afternoon and evening, now that the atmosphere had a chance to warm and destabilize.
The dangerous flood threat in the vicinity of Texas will not end as America resumes its normal schedule Thursday. The low will once again be the culprit behind more showers and thunderstorms.
And from a NOAA update:
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY AS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY.