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Flooding and Heavy Rains Expected South of I-20; Hopkins County Not Threatened at This Time

Blue dot on I-30 between Dallas and Texarkana is Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County

Unless Harvey changes course or advances faster than the 2 mph rate it is traveling, the National Weather Service calls for only a 40-50% chance of showers and thunderstorms for the Hopkins County Area. Much of the heavier rain is currently expected south of I-20. KSST will continue to monitor for severe weather and will update you if a weather issue threatens the area.

For today and tonight: Widespread rain and isolated thunderstorms will occur today southeast of a Lampasas to Waco to Athens line where a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect (does not include Hopkins Country) . Rain chances decrease the farther north you go (does include Hopkins County)but isolated thunderstorms and periods of moderate to heavy rainfall that could lead to localized flooding will be possible.

For the remainder of the week: Monday through Saturday, rain and isolated thunderstorms are expected on Monday with the best rain chances generally south of Interstate 20. The remainder of the week will be unsettled with rain and thunderstorm chances continuing. The primary hazard will be from heavy rainfall which could result in flooding. The most favored location and time frame for the heavy rainfall will be dependent on where Tropical Storm Harvey moves in the coming days.

The forecast for this week as it stands now from the National Weather Service:

Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East northeast wind around 10 mph.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 81. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84.

Author: Staff Reporter

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