Rains continued to soak the state Tuesday, prompting flood watches throughout the state and tying a North Texas record for the most rainy days in June.
Tuesday was the 17th day of rain in North Texas this month, tying a record set in 1940, said National Weather Service (search) forecaster Dan Dixon. Rain is also forecast for Wednesday, making it likely the record broken, Dixon said.
"The chance of rain will not really let up until ... probably the end of next week," Dixon said.
A flood watch remained in effect Tuesday for all of North Texas. Several areas of the Six Flags Over Texas (search) amusement park were shut down Tuesday as brownish floodwaters rolled through.
San Antonio saw more rain and several flood watches Tuesday. This month is the second wettest on record for the Austin-San Antonio area with 10.18 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.
In San Marcos, organizers of the 260-mile canoe race called the Texas Water Safari (search) were unsure if the July 4 start would go on as planned. The race had been postponed from June 12-16.
"It hasn't stopped raining since the postponement," said race director Allen Spelce. "It's not going to take as much rain to cause the river to flood."
High waters raise concerns about the canoe competitors' safety, and Spelce said organizers are worried about log jams, dams along the river and other factors.
"Most paddlers like the high water just because it allows for faster time and the opportunity to set records, but it's a fine line that you have to draw between high water and safe water," Spelce said.
The Houston area has also experienced exceptional rainfall, registering the sixth wettest June on record. Heavy rains hit the area over the weekend and there is a chance of rain for the rest of the week.