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Weather service issues flood warnings for Crossroads rivers

By Sonny Long
Oct. 31, 2013 at 5:31 a.m.

Stormwater causes street flooding in  Seadrift on Thursday after more than an inch of rain fell as of 7 a.m.

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Water from heavy rainfalls in Central Texas is expected to make it down river to the Crossroads by the weekend.

More than a foot of rain fell in the Austin area Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Guadalupe River near Cuero for Saturday afternoon until Tuesday morning.

The river will rise above the flood stage by early Sunday morning and continue to rise to near 28.4 feet by Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Flood stage is 24 feet.

The river will then fall below flood stage by Monday evening.

A flood warning also has been issued for the Guadalupe River near Bloomington.

The river is expected to rise above flood stage Sunday morning, reaching moderate flooding Monday morning and approaching 25.3 feet Tuesday morning. Flood stage is 20 feet.

Additional rises are possible thereafter, according to the weather service.

No rain is in the forecast for the Victoria area until a 20 percent chance Sunday.

On Thursday, about a half-inch of rain fell in Victoria, and 1.31 inches of rain fell in Port Lavaca, said Ian Blaylock, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.

One unofficial reading taken about a half-mile east of Seadrift indicted that 1.67 inches of rain fell in that area by 7 a.m. Thursday.

No rain is in the forecast for Calhoun County until a 20 percent chance in the early part of next week.

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