(NEW YORK) — Flash flood watches remained in effect across parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle on Sunday. Windy conditions were expected along the Texas coast as well.
The focus of the heaviest rain will shift east of Houston later Sunday and over Louisiana and the central Gulf Coast in the evening and into Monday morning.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker warned about flooding Saturday.
“There will be localized flooding in Houston, primarily street flooding,” she said.
Parts of Texas accumulated huge amounts of rainfall in recent days. Over 20 inches had been reported in Corsicana since Thursday with a majority of it falling within 24 hours.
Houston broke a daily rainfall record Saturday with 5.54 inches, surpassing the previous total of 2.13 inches in that city. Nearby Brownsville set a record total of rain with 2.76 inches; the previous record was 1.75 inches.
There was also a waterspout reported Saturday off the coast of Galveston and two reported tornadoes in Brazoria County on Saturday. Some minor wind damage was reported south of San Antonio in Jim Wells and Duval Counties.
The heavy rain will start to become more scattered Monday morning, focusing mainly in Louisiana, Mississippi and western Alabama.
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