Let’s call it the calm before the rest of the storm.
Strong winds and rains, which became strong at times, hit much of the Corpus Christi area late Monday and early Tuesday.
Although the situation appeared to have calmed down by Tuesday noon, weather officials warned the storms were not over.
According to the National Meteorological Service in Corpus Christi, parts of Corpus Christi received up to an inch of rain on Monday evening in some areas.
Flooding was a problem in lower areas.
There have been several reports of high winds, particularly in Jim Wells and Duval Counties. Weather reports documented calls over damaged roofs and derelict power lines in Alice and near Benavides. The automated weather monitoring system reported strong gusts of wind of up to 100 km / h early Monday morning.
The storm left many people in the dark Tuesday afternoon.
Nearly 400 AEP Texas customers were without power on Rand Morgan Road and Leopard Street near Calallen. Another 130 customers were near Morgan Avenue and South Port Avenue with no power, and another 140 customers were near Horne Road and Ayers Street.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely Tuesday evening and after 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Southeasterly winds with gusts as high as 28 miles per hour are possible.
“Today we have a certain lull after last night’s storm complex,” said meteorologist Matt Ziebel on 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 can last until 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 1pm Friday
The Nueces River in Calallen is expected to rise above the high tide level to a ridge of 7.3 feet early Thursday morning by Thursday afternoon. The flooding could cut off homes near Calallen and require evacuations. According to the National Weather Service, the river should drop below the high tide level by late Friday evening.
The Nueces River near Bluntzer is expected to be moderately flooded and will rise above the high tide level to nearly 22 feet on Thursday evening. At 22 feet, residential areas in Calallen could be cut off for days or weeks. The river will drop below the high tide level early Friday morning.
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