The lower Valley dodged a bullet from heavy rainfall this past weekend. Doppler radar indicated up to 5 to 10 inches of rain fell since early Sunday morning just 30 miles south and southeast of South Padre Island.
A Flash Flood Watch was in effect for the possibility of flooding rainfall in the lower Valley. A watch means to be prepared. A watch doesn't guarantee flooding will occur, but accounts for some uncertainty on the location and amount of rain that may fall.
Had this rain fallen over South Padre and the lower Valley, poor drainage areas would have seen flooding with at least a few feet of water depth in streets and perhaps homes. We are fortunate, that the rain missed the area.
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