- Authorities issued a flash flood alert.
- The flash flood watch was posted for Texas.
- A flash flood watch represents a “very dangerous situation.”
Caution. Authorities have issued a flash flood alert as heavy rains hit Texas on Monday, posing a weather threat that residents should be aware of.
The newspaper Newsweek reported this morning that a flash flood alert is in effect for parts of North Texas until 7:00 pm local time Monday, while the National Weather Service urged the population to “stay alert to the weather!”
Flash Flood Alert Issued
Heavy rains will be a threat this morning, and the rains and storms are expected to move eastward in the early afternoon, the report said.
A severe storm watch was in effect for parts of northern Texas until 10:00 a.m. local time Monday, and Texans could expect damaging wind gusts of up to 75 mph, isolated large hail of up to 2 inches, and frequent lightning, Newsweek said.
Threat of severe storms
For its part, CBS 11 Weather predicted that the storm complex that reached north Texas overnight will move into western counties before moving east early in the morning, bringing heavy rains.
The current phenomenon carries the threat of strong to severe storms, with the potential to unleash damaging winds and hail the size of a quarter, Newsweek reported.
Localities on Watch for Flash Flood Alerts
The storms are expected to weaken in terms of winds and hail potential as they move east, but the threat of flooding is likely to increase, the newspaper said.
According to Newsweek, the flash flood watch that was issued applies to parts of north-central Texas and northeast Texas, including the following north-central Texas areas: Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson , Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Montague, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Stephens, Tarrant, Wise and Young.
3 inch showers
In the northeast of the state of Texas, detailed the referred newspaper, the areas affected by the rainfall include the towns of Anderson, Delta, Henderson, Hopkins, Lamar, Rains and Van Zandt.
According to forecasts, total rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is expected, with isolated amounts close to 5 inches, and flooding can also occur in urban areas and areas with poor drainage.
“Flash floods are a very dangerous situation”
Heavy rains can also cause flooding of streams and rivers. Soil in the flood watch area remains near or saturated, and runoff will happen quickly, which could result in flash floods, the Newsweek report explained.
According to the National Weather Service, a “Flash Flood Alert” means that conditions can develop that lead to a flash flood, and those in watch areas should know that “flash floods are a very dangerous situation. You must monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take action if Flash Flood Warnings are issued. ”
Other Flash Flood Warning Areas
There is also a flash flood watch in areas surrounding north Texas, including areas of Arkansas, northwestern Louisiana and southeastern Oklahoma, Newsweek said.
In Arkansas, the report added, the affected areas will be Columbia, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Sevier and Union. In northwestern Louisiana, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, and Webster counties are affected; and in Oklahoma, McCurtain County.