On Wednesday, the Lower Mississippi Valley and the Upper Texas Coast are at danger for flash floods due to widespread thunderstorms.
After catastrophic flash flooding in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex on Monday that resulted in at least one fatality, heavy rain will continue to increase the risk of flash flooding on Wednesday from southeast Texas to the lower Mississippi Valley.
Before the showers and storms become more dispersed from Thursday into the weekend, a dip in the jet stream will interact with a front that has been dumped across the region to bring about extra rounds of heavy rain on Wednesday.
The good news is that the places that had substantial flash flooding earlier this week are no longer under the greatest threat of heavy rain, which has moved eastward.
From the upper Texas coast through Louisiana, Mississippi, far-southeastern Arkansas, and extreme west-central Alabama, the National Weather Service has issued Flood Watches.
The lower Mississippi Valley is under a flood watch. , FOX Weather Wednesday’s forecast calls for HEAVY RAIN EYES across the Central Gulf Coast and Lower Mississippi Valley. From southeast Texas into parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, southwestern Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle, showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rain are expected. Houston in Texas, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans in Louisiana, Jackson in Mississippi, and Mobile in Alabama are a few examples of these cities.
The atmosphere is very moist, according to FOX Weather meteorologist Michael Estime. “We’re squeezing it out like a wet sponge and will continue to do so throughout the day.”
the potential for a flash flood on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. , FOX Weather While showers and storms will occasionally persist from Thursday through the weekend, their distribution should become considerably more dispersed, lowering the risk of flash flooding compared to earlier in the week.
However, until the end of the workweek, there will be a greater concern of flooding in several areas of the Southeast.
RAIN, HOW MUCH? From the upper Texas coast eastward to central and southern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama, an additional 2 to 5 inches of rain are probable through midweek, with isolated amounts up to 6 inches possible in localized places.
an ongoing drought ‘s effects make most of this rain beneficial and pleasant, but there is still a chance of flash floods, especially in populated regions and areas with inadequate drainage.
The upcoming three days are expected to be rainy. , FOX Weather DALLAS-FORT WORTH METROPLEX WAS INSUNDATED BY MAJOR FLASH FLOODS ON MONDAY. Dallas saw 9.19 inches of rain over the course of Sunday and Monday, which is the same amount that fell there between March 29 and August 20. Additionally, it equates to 41% of Dallas’ overall annual rainfall total of 22.49 inches.
Dallas experienced 9.19 inches of rain from August 21 to 22, which is the same amount that fell in the city from March 29 to August 20.
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Additionally, early on Monday morning, 3.01 inches of rain fell in a single hour, setting a new record for one-hour precipitation at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
The greatest one-hour precipitation report on record at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is 3.01 inches of rain, which occurred in just one hour early on August 22.
At Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, the 9.19 inches of rain that poured in Dallas from Sunday through Monday happened in less than 24 hours, making this downpour the second-wettest 24-hour period on record.
9.57 inches of rain poured in 24 hours on September 4 and 5 of 1932, setting the all-time record.
The downpour on August 21–22 ranks as Dallas–Fort Worth Airport’s second-wettest 24-hour span in history.
However, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as a whole saw many inches more rain than was recorded at the airport.
The eastern part of Dallas saw the highest rainfall totals, with 15.31 inches being measured in East Dallas.
shows the metroplex of Dallas-Fort Worth’s total rainfall from August 21 to 22.
Dallas’ neighbor to the east, Mesquite, Texas, received 13.30 inches of rain.
Fort Worth had 9.55 inches of rain, compared to 11.25 inches in Garland, Texas.
In the middle of extreme to exceptional drought conditions , the ground was so dry that all surfaces practically functioned as concrete and were unable to absorb the enormous rainfall, leading to significant flash floods across the Metroplex. This was caused by the combination of the exceptionally heavy rain and the highly parched soils.
Robert Ray from FOX Weather assisted in rescuing a woman in Dallas on Monday morning from her drowned automobile.