Heavy Rain Continues
San Angelo, TX, saw some major flash flooding last night. In just 45 minutes, the airport saw 2.99″ of rain – and 4.64″ in 90 minutes! 4.01″ fell before the end of the day, making yesterday the wettest May day in San Angelo history – and the 9th wettest day in history. There were reports of at least one car being swept away due to flooding, and the airport was closed for a period of time overnight due to flood waters making their way into inside the terminal. Below is the message that was on the City of San Angelo website at 9:20 AM CT this morning:
San Angelo Regional Airport’s terminal has reopened. American Eagle’s first flight today is delayed until 1:30 p.m. All other flights are scheduled to occur on time. The airport’s administration office will be closed today because of flood damage. FMI on flight statuses: www.aa.com or 800-433-7300.
A break in the precipitation chances doesn’t exist over the next seven days in the San Angelo area, with at least a 30% chance of storms each day through next Monday.
This feels like a broken record, as we are talking about more heavy rains over the next five days across portions of the Southern Plains. Some areas could easily seem some of their wettest Mays on record by the time we get done with the month of May in two Sundays!
Flooding rains are possible today along the front range of the Rockies and in parts of Texas and Oklahoma, including the Dallas and Oklahoma City areas.
Tomorrow the threat shifts over parts of central Texas for flooding rains, including in the Abilene area.
Slight Severe Risk
We continue to watch a severe threat over the next few days as well. Today, we’re watching two areas for severe weather – one in the Southern Plains and another across the Northeast. Hail and damaging winds will be the main threats, along with a few tornadoes in the south along with a flooding threat.
Some areas under the threat today:
The severe threat continues tomorrow across portions of the south, with large hail and damaging winds once again the main threats along with flooding.
Some areas under the threat Wednesday:
- Slight Risk area: Abilene, San Angelo, Brownwood, TX
- Marginal Threat area: Dallas, Memphis, Little Rock
We’ll even watch a severe threat heading into Thursday across the Rio Grande Valley and over the Carolina Coastal Plain. Large hail and damaging winds continues to be the main threats, along with more flooding across the south.
Some areas under the threat Thursday:
- Marginal Threat area: Laredo, Charleston, SC, Wilmington, NC
Winter Not Giving Up
Across portions of the upper Midwest, we’re watching the potential of a frost or freeze once again Wednesday morning as temperatures dip into the 20s and 30s.
This is our frost forecast form 8 AM this morning through 8 AM Wednesday morning, and while some areas of North Dakota could still see a frost or freeze tomorrow morning, the best chances will be from central Minnesota into northern Michigan.
The potential of some more May snow also exists over the next 36 hours for portions of the Sierras, Wasatch, Rockies, into the Black Hills and western Nebraska. Some snow is also possible for parts of the U.P. of Michigan.
Rapid City, SD, is one of those locations that could see some snow overnight – mainly as part of a wintry mix.
(CHECK OUT YOUR FORECAST: wx.aerisweather.com)
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