Rains bring isolated flooding, warnings to parts of Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Steady rain across parts of Texas has brought isolated flooding and flash-flood warnings as a storm system moves eastward across the state.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Dunn said Sunday that the heaviest rain was falling in the area of Del Rio, on the Mexico border, and in the greater Houston metro region.

He says overnight flooding occurred in the Hill Country and San Antonio received upward of 2 inches.

Flash foods blocked roads and stranded drivers on Saturday night, August 20, in Wilson County, Texas. The National Weather Service described “roads closed and high-water rescues" in the in the San Antonio area early on August 21. This video shows water rushing across a low section of roads, forcing vehicles to wait on either side.

A flash-flood watch is in place in Central Texas where some forecasts call for 4 to 6 inches of rain for a region where the ground is already saturated.

Skies cleared Sunday in parts of North Texas after several days of rain and Dunn says the region so far has seen above-normal levels of rainfall for August.