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Last Map Update: Mon, May. 22, 2017 at 12:20:09 pm CDT

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The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a slight risk of severe weather for our entire county warning area Tuesday and Tuesday night. Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across all of deep south Texas and the Rio Grande Valley due to the passage of a cold front. Potential threats include damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes, moderate to heavy rain and frequent cloud to ground lightning. Potential impacts of severe weather include fence, tree, roof and home damage. Low lying areas or poorly draining areas may be at risk for flooding from any heavier downpours. To be prepared for severe weather: make sure trees are trimmed of dead branches, fences are secured, tie down lightweight objects, move vehicles into garages or carports, check the batteries and set your NOAA Weather Radio into the “Alert” mode. Additionally, make sure your family, co-workers and students know where their “safe place” is located (and the plan to get there), if a warning is issued.
Showers and thunderstorms possible again today, mainly in central and northeastern portions of deep south Texas. Temperatures will range from the upper 80s to mid 90s. For the mariners, expect a moderate chop on the bay with Gulf seas of 1-3 feet.
A low risk for rip currents is expected today along the beaches of South Padre Island and at Boca Chica State Park. Even though the rip current risk is low today, life threatening rip currents are still possible, especially in the vicinity of the South Padre Island Jetties. Expect partly cloudy skies today with southeasterly winds of 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Bring the sunscreen as the UV index exists within the extreme range. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly for this afternoon. Remember, “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”.
Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday into Tuesday night as a cold front works through the Rio Grande Valley. Temperatures on Wednesday will cool only slightly before warm to hot conditions ramp up into the weekend with a strong ridge developing in northern Mexico. High temperatures Friday and Saturday could reach well into the triple digits for portions of the upper valley.
Brownsville: Yesterday's high temperature was 5 degrees above normal and the low was 7 degrees above normal. The record high temperature of 98 degrees was set in 1917. The record low temperature of 57 degrees was set in 1919. No rainfall was reported at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 3.20 inches was set in 1985. Harlingen: Yesterday's high temperature was 2 degrees above normal and the low was 6 degrees above normal. The record high temperature of 101 degrees was set in 1955. The record low temperature of 56 degrees was set in 1925. A trace of rainfall was reported at Valley International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 1.93 inches was set in 1913. McAllen: Yesterday's high temperature was 5 degrees above normal and the low was 6 degrees above normal. The record high temperature of 99 degrees was set in 2001. Yesterday’s low temperature of 63 degrees was set in 1986. Rainfall of 0.06 of an inch was reported at McAllen Miller International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 0.64 inches was set in 1964.

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