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Heavy rains, tropical storm possible this week

By by jennifer preyss
Sept. 5, 2010 at 4:05 a.m.


A special weather bulletin issued Sunday by the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi warns of heavy showers, scattered thunderstorms, and possible flooding this week in the South Texas region.

Storms near the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Campeche will cause moisture to move into the Victoria area for the next several days, possibly resulting in heavy rains, especially on Monday and Tuesday, and arriving as early as Monday afternoon.

It is unknown at this time whether the storm will escalate to a tropical storm, but weather trackers will be watching the system as it moves through the region.

It is currently expected to travel northwest and into northeastern Mexico by Tuesday.

An average of 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected, with a possibility of 10 inches in some low lying areas where flooding is prevalent.

A flood watch may go into effect Monday.

Tropical funnel clouds also may occur during the week. Though they generally remain at bay, they have in the past been known to touch down.

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