Heavy rain, flood threat for the rest of the week

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Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)— As of 8:20 pm Monday evening, heavy rain and storms are sticking out west in and around Starr county. Main threats with these storms include lightning at times and ponding on roadways.

Some areas have already seen up to one half inch of rain, and total rain amounts could approach 2″ in a few spots. Most of the heavy rain should diminish overnight.

When it comes to coastal flooding, swells from Hurricane Sally in the northern Gulf combined with on/off rain chances the next few days may create increased rip current risks and some potential coastal flooding, particularly in high tide times in the next few days.

Rain will diminish overnight with scattered showers in the picture for Tuesday.

Remember, if you encounter water of unknown depth, turn around, don’t drown! It only takes 6-12″ of standing water to stall and move a full-size vehicle.

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