Locally heavy rainfall may exacerbate flood conditions near floodways and other poor drainage areas in the Lower RGV: "Future Evolution: Northern Mexico
Current forecast data suggest a several day period of very heavy rainfall moving into the central and northern Sierra Madre Oriental, including across areas which received several feet of rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Alex and Tropical Depression #2. These areas include portions of the Mexican States of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila, perhaps extending northwest into Chihuahua. Another 10 to 20 inches of rain is possible into early next week in these areas; such rainfall would eventually flow into the system of reservoirs and dams in Mexico and along the Rio Grande, ultimately reaching the Lower Rio Grande. Such a situation, if it develops, would result in continued high water and some degree of flooding along and near the River and associated Floodways through the end of July and into the first weeks of August.
Much more information will be available from this website as conditions evolve over the next several weeks. Remember to stay safe if living or working along or near the Rio Grande and Floodway system."
This is today's official analysis from the Brownsville Weather Service, referring to what is ahead and relating to what my last couple of entries have been about. It is truly an amazing development and now South Texas and northeastern Mexico may have a chance to dodge more bullets in the dark.
The old Gringo