SAN ANTONIO — Even as the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has weakened as it's approached South Central Texas, the National Weather Service has extended a flash flood watch for Bexar and surrounding counties through 7 p.m. Sunday.
According to KENS 5 Meteorologist Jared Silverman, the worst of the rain was expected to be Saturday morning. The rain began to dissipate by the afternoon. The threat for locally heavy rain has moved to the west for Sunday, and will continue to move west throughout the day.
The main threat Sunday will be west of highway 281 to the Rio Grande. Isolated event totals near 7 in. are possible through mid day Sunday, but most areas will see fewer than 3 inches. Some areas might not see any rain, but those that do may experience flash flooding.
A River Flood Warning has also been issued for Bexar County until Monday afternoon.
The Bexar Flood website has a list of road closures.
Jared answered questions during a Facebook Live early Saturday morning:
Certain parts of the city could see up to five inches of rain while others could get two to three inches. Minor to moderate flooding is possible on the Rio Grande, Nueces, Frio, and San Antonio rivers.
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If there is a silver lining, it’s that the Edwards Aquifer desperately needed help and it has replenished itself this month. In fact, the aquifer has spiked 23 inches just this month alone.