Heavy Rain Forecast for Texoma
You want rain? You will very likely get your wish beginning late Wednesday night. Much of Texoma is under a Flash Flood Watch as a storm system makes its way into the area and rain chances increase dramatically. The flood watch will be in effect through Friday.
Moderate to heavy rainfall and isolated, heavier thunderstorms will accompany a system currently dumping rain across much of New Mexico and the western Texas Panhandle Wednesday afternoon and evening. Beginning early morning Thursday, moderate to heavy rain is expected across western sections of North Texas and western and southwestern Oklahoma.
Rain chances will begin to increase as we move through the day on Thursday. Forecasters are calling for up to 5 inches of rain in some areas of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma over the next couple of days. Many areas could see up to 3 inches of rain. Emergency management officials say drivers need to be alert to the possibility of rapid flooding conditions.
Very heavy rain will, as usual, result in flash flooding in low lying areas. If you know a road or route you normally use is prone to such flooding, be prepared to detour to an alternate route. Never drive into flood waters, as it takes only a couple of inches of water to cause a vehicle to lose control. Localized street flooding may be an issue in Wichita Falls, particularly in areas prone to such flash flooding such as parts of McNiel Avenue and Kemp Blvd.
If you’re planning to travel over the next couple of days, check road conditions along your route for flooding issues. You can check Texas road conditions at by visiting the Drive Texas site and Oklahoma road conditions by visiting the Oklahoma Department of Transportation road conditions page.