Rain associated with a weather disturbance has caught the attention of emergency officials in Wharton County.
The chance of precipitation began as the week ended, said Coordinator Andy Kirkland, with the WC Office of Emergency Management.
Rain chances begin to increase (Friday, May 15) as disturbances move into our area from the west,” Kirkland said on May 14. “Saturday large areas may receive 2 to 3 inches of rain with some portions receiving up to 6 inches.” Kirkland said widespread flooding is not expected.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a round of showers and thunderstorms with a threat of heavy rainfall will slowly move through the region Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday, March 17. A weak cold front should push through the region Sunday morning lowering rain chances throughout the day Sunday.
The NWS said a band of thunderstorms will likely help to focus the heavy rains, and rainfall rates of 2 inches per hour will be likely with this band. The heaviest rainfall currently looks to set up over the northern portions of Southeast Texas.
Kirkland offered what he called a synopsis.
“The Colorado River watershed looks to receive a general 2-4 inch rainfall between now and Sunday noon,” he said. “This should not cause general flooding on the Colorado River but heavy thunderstorm rain may cause ponding and local flooding in low areas.”