Showers and thunderstorms expected to start in the RGV

Local News

Rio Grande Valley residents are waking up to a light show as thunderstorms developed over Cameron County and just off the coast.

A stationary front has brought much-needed rain to the area. The Lower Valley has seen the majority of the rainfall thus far Friday with some areas estimated close to 4 inches.

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For the rest of Friday, we expect to see a similar pattern of isolated showers continuing to move through as a low-pressure system stays well to our west.

The Rio Grande Valley has been placed in a “Marginal Risk” for severe weather to develop through the rest of the day today and into Saturday evening.

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Some pockets of heavy rainfall and the potential for hail and damaging winds are the reasoning behind the Valley being placed in the risk category.

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While we may see anywhere between 1-2 inches of rain, flooding does not remain a concern as dry soil should soak up all the rainfall.

Overcast skies will also keep temperatures below normal around the low 80 degree mark.

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