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Texas Braces for More Significant Rainfall

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After a week of very heavy rainfall in the South Central Texas, the Hill Country, and surrounding areas, the last thing these areas need is more rain, however, Mother Nature is expected to bring more rainfall to these areas. Weather predictions are calling for two more systems to move through Texas this week bringing more heavy rain and flooding to already flooded areas. Although storms cannot be exactly pin-pointed at this time, heavy rainfall amounts are expected to leave 6+ inches in some areas.

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Photo:  National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio

According to KENS TV 5, San Antonio, this week’s forecast is as follows:

Tuesday May 31, 2016 a 30% chance of showers during the day with an increase to 50% chance of storms Tuesday night.

Wednesday June 1, 2016 a 70% chance of rain is predicted.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 a 70% chance of rain is predicted.

Friday, June 3, 2016 a 50% chance of rain is predicted.

On the weekend, Saturday’s prediction is 30% chance of rain,  Sunday’s prediction is 30% chance of rain, and a 30% chance of rain is predicted on the following Monday.

It is important to keep in mind your springtime thunderstorm safety precautions: no place outside is safe during lightning, always stay tuned to your local TV stations, radio stations, or text alerts for possible tornado activity, and most importantly of all, turn around, don’t drown, avoid low water crossings.  It is important to remember even after thunderstorms have passed, the threat of flooding may linger for days, always use common sense and caution around low water crossings.