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Weekend Flooding Subsides But There's More Rain In The Forecast

The skies have cleared and the sun has even peeked through the clouds but the National Weather Service says we aren’t exactly done with rain.

It will remain cool today and warm up some Tuesday and Wednesday with temperatures reaching into the 80s, said NWS Meteorologist Larry Hopper.

However, a weak front followed by an upper level disturbance will be coming in later in the week, and while it probably will not be as widespread as last weekend, heavy rain and strong winds are predicted for Friday and Saturday, Hopper said.

When asked about Halloween on Saturday, Hopper said, “Well, we’ll have to watch it. It’s only Monday and that is in four or five days.”

“We’re not really expecting a tropical system like what we just had,” he said. “Rain amounts would be not as high but the wind strengths could be higher.”

Over the weekend, Bexar County received 3 to 6 inches of rain and on Saturday, San Antonio broke its record for daily rain totals with an official count of 4.07 inches of rain. For the whole weather event, the NWS recorded a little less than 4.5 inches between Friday morning and Sunday, Hopper said.

It was enough rain to close dozens of low water crossing and sections of area highways, also leaving thousands of homes without power for short periods of time on Saturday. The heavy rain and dangerous conditions also  forced numerous cancelations across the county from pumpkin patches to a Special Olympics volleyball tournament to the San Antonio’s premiere arts event Luminaria. Luminaria officials said the event will be rescheduled at some later time.

Nearby Comal County also saw 4 to 6 inches of rain and in some spots received as much as 8 inches of rain. While the public may have anticipated more flooding, Hopper said, it was right on par with what the weather service expected. If the area had been more saturated with water, like in May, the area would have seen more flooding activity, he said.

“Because we were coming out of a really dry period we were able to take on more water than normal,” Hopper said.