Another round of powerful wind and rain set to hit Corpus Christi area


Call it the calm before the rest of the storm.

High winds and rain that got heavy at times pounded much of the Corpus Christi area late Monday and early Tuesday.

Although things appeared to have calmed down by midday Tuesday, weather officials warned the storms aren’t over yet.

Parts of Corpus Christi received up to an inch of rain in some areas Monday night, according to the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.

Flooding was a concern in low-lying areas.

People rush to their destinations in uptown as a cold front and rain moved through the area on Monday, October 15, 2018.

There were several reports of strong winds, especially in Jim Wells and Duval counties. Weather reports documented calls about damaged roofs and downed power lines in Alice and near Benavides. The Automated Weather Observation System reported severe wind gusts up to 70 mph early Monday morning.

The storm left many people in the dark Tuesday afternoon.

Almost 400 AEP Texas customers were without power around Rand Morgan Road and Leopard Street near Calallen. Another 130 customers were without electricity near Morgan Avenue and South Port Avenue, as were another 140 customers near Horne Road and Ayers Street.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely Tuesday night and after 5 a.m. Wednesday. Southeast winds with gusts as high has 28 mph are possible.

The Corpus Christi area is forecasted to receive 4 to 6 inches of rainfall through Friday. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Food Warning for the area that will last until Friday at 1 p.m.

“Today, we’ve got a bit of a lull after last nights storm complex,” meteorologist Matt Ziebel said Tuesday. “The best chance for widespread thunderstorms is tomorrow afternoon and evening.”

The area could receive 2 to 3 inches of rain on Wednesday. The rain may continue through Monday.

The Corpus Christi area is  expected to receive 4 to 6 inches of rainfall through Friday. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Food Warning for the area that will last until Friday at 1 p.m.



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