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Weekend tropical rainmaker continues to swirl in Gulf

September 13, 2018 - 8:12 am

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico is inching closer to the Texas coast, likely to bring heavy rainfall to already-saturated grounds in Central and South Texas this weekend.

Thursday morning, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say the disturbance is still somewhat disorganized and has yet to develop into a tropical depression. They say the chances of that development before the system moves ashore remain at about 50 percent, which could be as early as Friday morning.

Regardless of whether the storm gets better organized, the system will still bring potentially heavy rainfall and gusty winds to South and Central Texas. Widespread totals of 2-4 inches, with isolated pockets of up to 8 inches are possible - with the heaviest rainfall totals along the Coastal Plains and San Antonio metro.

Regardless, any heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding as recent rains have left much of Central Texas already saturated.

Stay with Talk 1370 for the latest information as this weather situation continues to develop.

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