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More Rain, Flooding and Octave Aim for Texas

After a weekend deluge that hit parts of Texas, there is a risk for additional flooding as more heavy rain and moisture from Tropical Storm Octave targets the state through midweek.

While there are benefits from the rain, there is a high probability of more road closures from flooding and low water crossings will be especially susceptible.

The ground is already saturated from a general 2-4 inches over the weekend. A larger portion of the rain will runoff instead of being absorbed into the ground.

An additional 2-4 inches will fall across central Texas through Wednesday with the majority of that rain falling late Tuesday into Wednesday. There is a potential for some places to get double that amount and 1-2 inches could fall in as little as one hour.

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Some of the locations at risk for additional heavy rain and flooding include Austin, Del Rio and College Station. However, cities such as San Antonio, Dallas, Victoria and Waco could see heavy rain and some urban flooding.

Rainfall From This Past Weekend

City
Amount (inches)
Cotulla
7.37
Austin
6.27
Del Rio
5.03
College Station
4.32
Victoria
2.25
Houston
2.24

The rain over the past few weeks has helped alleviate the severe drought conditions impacting parts of the state.

As Octave moves ashore through Wednesday, it will bring torrential rain along with life threatening flash flooding and mudslides across the Baja Peninsula and mainland Mexico.