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HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) – We are tracking severe weather that is moving through the Rio Grande Valley; this article is being updated as new information comes in.
8:00 AM UPDATE: Strong storms continue moving through Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties. Widespread rainfall estimates of 2-4″ of rain have already fallen. Conditions have begun to improve in Starr County and western Hidalgo County.
7:08 AM UPDATE— Another round of heavy rain is moving through Hidalgo County and is expected to move through McAllen and Edinburg. Areas west of McAllen have received radar indicating 6-7″ of rain within the past 12 hours.
Additional rainfall will cause flooding concerns around Hidalgo county. Scattered storms are expected to last through 10 a.m. Weather conditions will clear out and calm just after 12 p.m.
3:30 am UPDATE: Heavy rain and lightning have concentrated in Cameron County, with winds up to 35 mph. National Weather service has expired the severe thunderstorm warning for Cameron County but flash flood warnings remain in effect for the upper valley until 5 am Tuesday.
Magic Valley is reporting 3,400 customers without power in Hidalgo County and 1,400 in Cameron County.
AEP is reporting 8,500 power outages in Hidalgo County.
2:50 am UPDATE: Widespread heavy rain continues to fall in the lower valley with localized flooding ongoing. Storms consist of rain rates of 1-3″ per hour and dangerous cloud to ground lightning. The National Weather Service has allowed the severe thunderstorm warning to expire. Although rain has tapered off from McAllen/Edinburg to Rio Grande City, Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect for Starr and Hidalgo counties until 5 am.
1:52 am UPDATE: Cameron County has issued a severe thunderstorm warning. This can include high-speed winds.
1:50 am UPDATE: We are dealing with heavy showers pushing to the northeast. Severe thunderstorm warnings are no longer in effect. The chances of hail have severely decreased. There are still flash flood warnings in effect until 3:30 am for Brooks, Hidalgo, and Starr County. Strong thunderstorms will impact Cameron County until 2:15 am with strong winds that could be up to 40 mph.
McAllen had a record-breaking maximum rainfall of 1.04 inches Monday, May 23, 2022. This breaks the old record of .61 inches set in 1964.
AEP is reporting 8,000 customers without power in Hidalgo County. 1,700 customers without power in Zapata County. 1,000 customers without power in Starr County.
Magic Valley is reporting 4,600 customers without power in Hidalgo County. 1,000 customers without power in Cameron County.
12:58 am UPDATE: Flash flood warning will continue in Hidalgo County until 3:30 am Tuesday as the storm moves northeast. Northern parts of Harlingen are experiencing some rainfall. Heavy rainfall is concentrated in the Edinburg and Raymondville areas.
Power outages continue in Hidalgo County with 5,000 AEP customers without power, and 5,900 Magic Valley customers without power.
1,700 AEP customers in Zapata County are without power.
12:20 am UPDATE: The storm remains strong as it moves east but has died down slightly. Wind gusts are nearly 70 miles per hour causing power outages. Thunder Storm warning is in effect in Willacy County and into Cameron County. Raymondville is starting to see the beginning of the storm and is expected to reach Harlingen by 12:30 am. The storm is expected to reach Port Mansfield by 1:00 am.
Flash flood warnings have been extended until 3:30 am Tuesday.
Magic Valley is reporting 4,300 customers without power, 3,700 of those in Hidalgo County. Much of those outages are concentrated along Interstate HWY 69C.
AEP reports 5,500 customers without power, 2,000 of those customers are in the Doolittle area.
11:55 pm UPDATE: The storm continues to shift east. Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall is now concentrated over Edinburg, McAllen, and Monte Alto. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office has confirmed marble-sized hail around their Edinburg office. Possible inch and a half-sized hail is moving towards western Willacy County and eastern Hidalgo County.
A flood advisory is in effect for Willacy and Cameron County until 3:00 am Tuesday.
Rain may reach Brownsville around 7 am Tuesday.
Magic Valley and AEP are reporting power outages are being reported in the McCook and east of Citrus City.
AEP reports nearly 2,000 customers are without power in the Doolittle area.
Magic Valley reports 500 customers are without power in Edinburg around the Monte Cristo area and over 100 without power in Pharr.
11:26 pm UPDATE: Thunderstorm is moving east threatening areas around Edcouch, Monte Alto, and Raymondville. A thunderstorm warning is in effect for Willacy County and eastern Hidalgo County until after midnight.
10:50 pm UPDATE: There is a possibility of two-inch golfball-sized hail around San Isidro and thunderstorms are moving east through Starr County.
If you are in these areas, it is advised that you take precautions and cover.
Flooding and excessive rainfall is expected in Brooks, Hidalgo, and Starr county. A flood advisory is in effect until 2 a.m. Tuesday.