Rain on the radar again

HARLINGEN — Be prepared for more rain — possibly a lot of it.

That’s what forecasters said yesterday after weekend thunderstorms flooded streets and low-lying areas here and caused wind damage in Hidalgo County.

“For Monday, strong to severe thunderstorms can’t be ruled out,” National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Speece said at the Brownsville station.

“We’re concerned about locally heavy rainfall. We can’t rule out some additional isolated severe thunderstorms for (today).

“But it would basically be maybe some isolated severe thunderstorms.”

The chances for rain today range from 30 to 50 percent.

The storms arrived Saturday but caused few problems in the Harlingen area. It was northern Hidalgo County, in the area of Edinburg and Hargill, that received some damage.

Speece said there were reports of downed trees, downed power lines and roof damage from wind in those areas.

A tornado warning went into effect for southeastern Hidalgo County and west central Cameron County Saturday evening.

Then yesterday, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Cameron County.

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