GULF DISTURBANCE: More rain and flash flooding possible again Wednesday

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Your Eye on the Gulf team continues to monitor a rain making system. ABC13's Travis Herzog has your tropical update.

Deep tropical moisture remains over southeast Texas with the potential for several rounds of heavy rain through Thursday.

A new Flash Flood Watch is in effect for some of our southern counties until 7pm.

Bayous and creeks can handle anywhere from 4-8" of rain over 6 hours, said ABC13 Meteorologist Travis Herzog. Anything more than that, and they could exceed their banks, but that kind of rain does not look likely at this point.

The National Hurricane Center no longer gives our tropical disturbance a chance to develop now that it is over land. Regardless, the impacts, Herzog expects, will be like that of a tropical depression with several inches of rain and minor coastal flooding due to persistent strong winds from the southeast.

Expect gusty winds, rough seas, and a lot of tropical moisture into Texas through Thursday. The tropical low will slowly meander southwest of Houston for a few days. This persistent flow from the Gulf will keep high rain chances for heavy downpours at times for most of the week. By Friday, the low should tug most of the tropical moisture away, helping the region to dry out.

Some rain will be a welcome relief from budding drought conditions. We just need it to come down at a manageable rate.

Along the coast, expect rough conditions with minor coastal flooding, rough seas, and waves building up to 8 feet as winds increase to near gale force. Swimming is discouraged due to the high risk of rip currents.

Meanwhile, to the east of us, the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, which has endured the worst of Hurricane Harvey, received between five and 10 inches of rain Tuesday. Pools of water lined roadways as a significant system parked overhead in the Golden Triangle region of southeast Texas.

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Rain continued to pound the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, with the threat of flooded roadways possible.

Please follow the weather on our ABC13 News App and throughout the week for more updates.
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