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Damaging Winds And Hail Could Join Heavy Rains Across The State This Week

National Weather Service

Severe weather is expected to move across Texas this week and Bexar County officials are reminding residents to be cautious when it comes to water on area roadways. 

The National Weather Services reports strong to severe storms are possible across the Rio Grande Plains and Northern Hill Country tonight.

Strong to severe storms will develop across the Big Bend and Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, and then move across South Central Texas Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.  These could produce damaging winds and large hail.  One or two tornadoes are also possible.  Rainfall amounts should average 2 to 4 inches.

With heavy rain in the forecast, officials say avoid known low-water crossing. As part of Bexar County’s flood control program, low water crossings are being identified for Highwater Alert Lifesaving Technology (HALT), which warns drivers when there is too much water on a roadway. Sensors detect rising water and at a predetermined depth set off flashing lights or traffic gates. 

There are 89 active HALT locations in Bexar County. To report a malfunctioning HALT location or report flooded County roadways, call 210-335-5900. Also, a list of road closures can be found on Bexar County’s website at www.bexar.org