Flood Watch Lifted for Gaines, Remains for Most Permian Basin Counties
Published September 20, 2013 7:59am by
MIDLAND -- Showers and thunderstorms are expected to be fairly widespread through tonight (Friday Night), mainly across the lower Trans Pecos, including Pecos, Terrell, and Brewster Counties, according to the Midland regional office of the National Weather Service.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until this evening for these areas, as well as the Permian Basin and most of the Western Low Rolling Plains.
The watch was lifted for the Seminole community and Gaines County overnight by the NWS.
As of 8 a.m. Friday morning, the Seminole community had received .07 inches of rainfall since midnight Friday AM, while the Seagraves community had received .13 inches of precipitation.
On Thursday, the Seminole community received .34 inches of precipitation, while Seagraves added an additional .15 inches to their rainfall total.
Heavy rainfall is also possible today (Friday) along the Rio Conchos in Mexico, and along the Rio Grande. Elevated river flows are already occurring on the Rio Grande due to releases from Luis Leon Reservoir, and additional heavy rainfall could result in flooding.
Weather Forecast for Seminole
- TodayA 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
- TonightMostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
- SaturdayMostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
- Saturday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
- SundaySunny, with a high near 82. Light south wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
- Sunday NightMostly clear, with a low around 58.
- MondaySunny, with a high near 89.
- Monday NightMostly clear, with a low around 58.
- TuesdaySunny, with a high near 90.
- Tuesday NightMostly clear, with a low around 60.
- WednesdaySunny, with a high near 89.
- Wednesday NightMostly clear, with a low around 61.
- ThursdaySunny, with a high near 91.