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Weather Blog: Messy Monday

Weather Blog: Messy Monday

by Gene Norman / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on April 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:54 AM

Today was a good day to stay home and get those pesky taxes done as plenty of rain fell.  Of course, in some spots it was enough to cause flooding.  Neighborhoods in Sweeny in Brazoria county had scenes reminiscent of Tropical Storm Alex back in July, 2010.  Water filled the streets and threatened to come into some homes.  As expected, the heaviest amounts fell south of I-10 in Calhoun, Matagorda, Brazoria and Galveston counties.  For a while Monday afternoon, those areas were under a Flash Flood Watch due to the rapidly falling downpours.  Fortunately, the rains quit by 4 or 5 pm, giving time for the waters to drain.

This was the tail end of the massive storm system that pummeled the plains states over the weekend with tornadoes and hail.  A slow-moving cold front stalled along the upper Texas coast triggering the showers while the jet stream sent impulses along the front.  Eventually, the jet stream pattern will shift shoving the rain maker well to our east.  That should happen some time Tuesday afternoon and there is yet one more round of rain to move through during the Tuesday morning rush hour.  However, I don't expect to see anything like the deluges some folks inside the loop saw today.  Here are some of the totals from our Weather Bug network:

We should see the sun return Tuesday by lunchtime and we'll see some really pleasant days before the next round of rain, which is set to move in Friday.

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