10pm Update: As the Low continues to track northwest and into Mexico, bands of showers continue overnight in the RGV.
Over Sunday, the Valley has seen some areas receive 1-2 inches of rain with spots seeing up to 5 inches of rain.
While the showers will remain scattered at best, any of the already saturated areas could see Flash Flood Advisories issued, especially if showers pick up once again around San Benito and Rio Hondo.
***OUTDATED*** 4:45PM Update: The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Advisory for parts of Brownsville, through Rio Del Sol, and up to Laguna Vista until 5:45pm as we continue to see a band of heavy showers falling in the area. An additional 1 inch of rain could fall in the area. The rain is much needed for the region. We have already seen 1-2 inches of rain fall within the area itself.
***OUTDATED*** 3:40pm Update: A majority of Eastern Cameron County is now under a Flood Advisory. This includes Olmito, Los Fresnos, San Benito, Rio Hondo and Bayview. The bands of showers continue to come down hard as it moves in from the southwest. This area has continue to sit over the area and has dropped OVER 5 inches of rain so far in spots. Gusty winds also continue as well. We highly recommend to avoid the area as street flooding is possible in the region.
***OUTDATED*** 3pm Update: Heavy showers continue to fall in Cameron County as a band of showers push through Harlingen, Rio Hondo, San Benito, and Los Fresnos. A new Flood Advisory is in effect until 4pm for a majority of these cities. Close to 5 inches of rain has already fallen in San Benito over the past 12 hours with Raymondville seeing 2.5 inches in the same time period. Please use caution when driving in these areas.
***OUTDATED*** 2:25pm Update: A New Flood Advisory has been issued for Central Cameron County including San Benito and Harlingen until 3:30 p.m. as a band of heavy showers continue to move north. We are seeing plenty of heavy rainfall associated with this storm along with strong wind gusts. Be careful when driving through the area. A second area now has a Flood Advisory in the Sothern portion of Cameron County until 3:30pm including Rangerville, La Paloma, and Los Indios.
*** OUTDATED*** 1:45pm Update: A Flood Advisory has been issued for North Eastern Cameron County until 2:15pm. Heavy showers continue to bring in plenty of rain. The rain should continue for the entire RGV throughout the day.
***outdated*** 12:45pm Update: A Flood Advisory has been issued for Eastern Cameron County as a band of heavy showers move through the region. Between 1-2 inches of rain could fall in the affected areas which include Port of Brownsville, Cameron Park, Southmost, Los Fresnos,, and Bayview.
Original: Valley residents are waking up to light to moderate showers as Invest 98-L makes it move onshore just below Corpus Christi. The low area is bringing plenty of heavy showers across the ranchlands and while the RGV is being spared from the brunt of the storms, we could still see from 2-4 inches of rain throughout Sunday with up to 7 inches of rain possible in some of the bands of heavy showers that push through.
A majority of the showers should affect Starr County and Northern Hidalgo Counties the most, each city has a chance to see heavy rainfall. The Weather Prediction Center has placed South Texas in the “Slight” category for excessive rainfall for Sunday. Flood watches and warnings are possible for the day along with strong winds as pockets of heavy showers move through.
This rain could make a positive impact on the drought situation the Valley has been seeing worsen over the past few weeks. With severe conditions starting to move into Starr County, lake levels at Falcon are dangerously low. This could help bring conditions to a more acceptable level.