Hurricane Pamela, the 16th named storm of the year, made landfall early Wednesday morning on Mexico’s west coast. The Category 1 storm is expected to weaken rapidly as it passes over Mexico’s mountainous regions.
Though Texans are more used to seeing rain from hurricanes on the Gulf side, the central and northeastern parts of the state are likely to get rain – and potentially some flooding – as the remnants of the storm moves northeast over Mexico and into Texas.
Nick Hampshire, meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Austin/San Antonio region, said much of the state could see at least an inch of rain, with a “central corridor” seeing 2 to 3 inches, and some areas seeing up to 6.
“Wherever that 6 inches of rain does occur tonight is where we’ll most likely see the most significant threat for flooding concerns,” he said.
Listen to the full interview with Hampshire in the audio player above.