Heavy rain, thunderstorms move through RGV on Saturday


Harlingen, Texas (KVEO) — Heavy rains moved through the Rio Grande Valley on Saturday and left many areas flooded.

5:20 p.m. – All weather advisories have expired in the RGV. Showers are still present in Cameron County.

3:40 p.m. – New Flood Advisory for the Lower Valley until 4:30 p.m. We have seen widespread 2 to 5 inches of rain across the Valley.

3:05 p.m.: Rain is ending in Hidalgo County as the storms continue to push eastward.

Cameron County is now experiencing the heaviest part of the system.

2:45 p.m: New Flood Advisory issued until 3:30pm for western Willacy and Cameron Counties. Watch for heavy rain to cause street flooding. Rainfall rates maintain between 3 to 5 inches per hour.

2:34 p.m. Strong thunderstorms continue to push east at 25 mph. Look for up to pea sized hail and winds of excess of 40 mph. Rain Looks be ending in Starr County and western Hidalgo County. Things look to be calmer as we had into the evening hours.

1:56 p.m. Thunderstorm warning has been canceled. The storm is currently moving into Hidalgo county. The flash flood warnings are still in effect until 2:45 p.m. for western Hidalgo county. Wind gusts up to 59 miles per hour in Edinburg reporter from this storm.

1:22 p.m. Flood advisory in effect for parts of Starr and Hidalgo County until 2:45PM. Thus far 2 to 5 inches of rain has fallen.

Frontage road by San Juan

1:04 p.m. New severe thunderstorm warning in effect for mid Hidalgo county which includes Alton, Edinburg, Elsa. It also includes Raymondville, Santa Rosa as well until 1:30pm

1:02 p.m. An estimated 3 and a half inches of rain so far in the city of Mission. Around 2 inches so far in Sullivan city and 3 in Edinburg. In the last three hours

12:51: While the Tornado Warning has now expired, there still remains a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for the southern portion of Hidalgo County until 1:30pm.

Due to grounds already being saturated from recent rainfall, 1-2 inches of rainfall could cause minor flooding on roadways. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive through flooded roads.

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