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Impressive Rainfall for Texas On the Way

Precipitation totals through the first 12 days of October are running well below where they should be for this time of year.

Dallas, Texas, has had only 20 percent of the 1.22 inches it should have received since Oct. 1. Similarly, San Antonio has had only 16 percent of the normal 1.40 inches for the first 12 days of October. These numbers are repeated throughout most the state.

A cold front will stall across central and northern Texas into the early part of next week, before a potent storm developing in the Plains draws tropical moisture from the Pacific into the state through next week.

The end result will be periods of moderate-to-heavy rain and thunderstorms from Saturday into at least Wednesday, with the greatest potential occurring on Sunday through Tuesday.

Rainfall on the order of 2.0-4.0 inches will fall from Dallas into Abilene, San Antonio and Longview. Elsewhere, rainfall will range from 1.0-2.0 inches in areas like Houston and Amarillo.

With much of the state suffering from moderate-to-severe drought, this rainfall will prove to be quite beneficial, though it might come at a few costs.

Urban and poor drainage locations could have flooding if rain falls heavy enough across major cities such as Dallas, Waco and Austin, to name a few.

Other areas susceptible to flooding will be located along smaller creeks and streams that take on water quickly.

It's a good idea to plan ahead now if you have a flight to catch early this week. If you have any outdoor plans, at the very least, an umbrella will be a great tool to have.