Tropical rain bands for Central Texas on Wednesday, minor flooding possible

Tropical rain bands for Central Texas on Wednesday, minor flooding possible

While the rainfall totals have trended down for Central Texas, we’re still expecting a half inch to 3 inches of rain for most with a minor flood risk. AUSTIN, Texas — Potential Tropical Cyclone One remained loosely organized through the day on Tuesday, and still has not become an official named system. With that being said, the system is producing a large swath of tropical moisture over the Gulf, and during the day on Wednesday…

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Village of Ruidoso evacuated after huge wildfire

Village of Ruidoso evacuated after huge wildfire

A mandatory GO evacuation has been issued for the entire Village of Ruidoso because of the South Fork Fire from Sudderth/Mechem to Freedom Bloom at Big O Tire. RUIDOSO, N.M. — UPDATE: The Village of Ruidoso provided this update at approximately 12:00 p.m., Tuesday afternoon.   “SALT FIRE Update: The Salt Fire’s progression slowed somewhat during the night. The fire is creeping through difficult, mountainous terrain south of Ruidoso. Aircraft will be able to identify the…

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Tropical Storm Alberto likely to form in the Gulf, bringing rain to Central Texas on Wednesday

Tropical Storm Alberto likely to form in the Gulf, bringing rain to Central Texas on Wednesday

While the heaviest rain may stay south, we are still tracking flood potential from tropical rains here in Central Texas. AUSTIN, Texas — Potential Tropical Cyclone 1 has developed over the southwestern Gulf. Although loosely organized at the moment, this system is likely to become our first named storm of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane season within the next 24 hours. The first name on the list is Alberto. The initial forecast from the National Hurricane…

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Houston residents concerned that leftover storm debris will cause flooding ahead of more heavy rain

Houston residents concerned that leftover storm debris will cause flooding ahead of more heavy rain

The City of Houston said they have 200 to 250 trucks and trailers in addition to the 150 city employees picking up debris seven days a week, sun up to sun down. HOUSTON — The threat of heavy rain coming from the Potential Tropical Cyclone 1 system has many Houston residents concerned about leftover storm debris clogging up the drainage. “We’re really worried when it starts raining, we are traumatized. I tell my kids we…

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Development project approved in south Charlotte despite flooding concerns

Development project approved in south Charlotte despite flooding concerns

The Charlotte City Council unanimously approved the project near the Four Mile Creek Greenway during its zoning meeting on Monday night. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A controversial development is coming to south Charlotte.  The rental community will be built along Rea Road in Piper Glen next to the Four Mile Creek Greenway after getting fierce pushback from neighbors.  The Charlotte City Council unanimously approved the project during its zoning meeting on Monday night. Leaders gave credit…

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Tropical Storm Alberto likely to form in the Gulf, bringing rain to Central Texas Wednesday

Tropical Storm Alberto likely to form in the Gulf, bringing rain to Central Texas Wednesday

While the heaviest rain may stay south, we are still tracking flood potential from tropical rains here in Central Texas. AUSTIN, Texas — Potential Tropical Cyclone One has developed over the southwestern Gulf. Although loosely organized at the moment, this system is likely to become our first named storm of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane season within the next 24 hours. The first name on the list is Alberto. The initial forecast from the National Hurricane…

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"It's a reminder that we're in hurricane season" Galveston County taking precautions ahead of potential weather threat

"It's a reminder that we're in hurricane season" Galveston County taking precautions ahead of potential weather threat

Lifeguard towers along Galveston beaches were moved to higher ground on Monday as a precaution. GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — A weak tropical system is expected to develop in the Bay of Campeche by Tuesday.  Regardless of development, landfall is not expected to be anywhere near the Houston area, but heavy rain is. Galveston County’s emergency operations facility near League City was built to withstand a category five hurricane. “One of the safest places we can…

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Tropics could help bring beneficial rainfall, minor flooding to Central Texas

Tropics could help bring beneficial rainfall, minor flooding to Central Texas

Here’s the where, when and how on the rain we could see this week. AUSTIN, Texas — We’ve had a hot and dry stretch across Central Texas these past few days, but we expect that to change in a big way. This is due to a tropical system that is setting up shop in the Bay of Campeche that has a 70% chance of development on either Monday or Tuesday. If this does become a…

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Tropics could help bring beneficial rainfall – but also minor flooding – to Central Texas

Tropics could help bring beneficial rainfall – but also minor flooding – to Central Texas

Here’s the where, when and how much rain could fall this coming week. AUSTIN, Texas — We’ve had such a hot and dry stretch across Central Texas these past few days, but we expect that to change in a big way. This is due to a tropical system that is setting up shop in the Bay of Campeche that has a 70% chance of development as we head into next week. The first name on…

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ReadyBrunswick Hurricane Expo held in Bolivia

ReadyBrunswick Hurricane Expo held in Bolivia

2 minutes ago The expo hosted more than 20 local organizations dedicated to keeping the community safe before and after a natural disaster like a hurricane.  (Photo: Nate Mauldin/WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The ReadyBrunswick Preparedness Expo was held in Bolivia on Saturday. The expo hosted more than 20 local organizations dedicated to keeping the community safe before and after a natural disaster like a hurricane.   The event also hosted an inflatable obstacle…

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Why the end of El Niño could spell an active hurricane season

Why the end of El Niño could spell an active hurricane season

The shift in global weather patterns is expected to play a big role in active hurricane season. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — El Niño, a climate pattern with huge impacts on weather patterns worldwide, has officially ended. This sets the stage for the anticipated arrival of the La Niña pattern later this year.  The El Niño pattern had been in place since last year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center. On Thursday, NOAA…

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Flooding in South Florida grounds flights, strands Saint Augustine student and others

Flooding in South Florida grounds flights, strands Saint Augustine student and others

Air travelers are still facing delays and cancellation across the U.S. in the wake of severe weather that hammered South Florida this week. The ripple effect is causing headaches for passengers nationwide. Amani Armstrong and Kyle Daquanna finally touched down after a long travel day. Their flight from Tampa was just one of many hours delayed due to the South Florida storms. “It’s like one after another after another. The one before us was late,”…

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After rare flash flood emergency, Florida prepares for more heavy rainfall in coming days

After rare flash flood emergency, Florida prepares for more heavy rainfall in coming days

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tropical disturbance has brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida as residents prepared to weather more heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday’s downpours and subsequent flooding blocked roads, floated vehicles and delayed the Florida Panthers on their way to Stanley Cup games in Canada against the Edmonton Oilers. The disorganized storm system was pushing across Florida from the Gulf of Mexico at roughly the…

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Centers flooding state leaders with calls pushing for child care funding

Centers flooding state leaders with calls pushing for child care funding

Pandemic funding made available to child care facilities ends on June 30. NORTH CAROLINA, USA — Child care workers across the state are literally calling on state leaders to invest in the child care industry, making 160 phone calls a day to NC State Senator Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore. Centers only have a few more weeks before money made available during the pandemic comes to an end and many are asking “Where’s…

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Colorado State University releases hurricane season forecast update, maintains it will be a busy one

Colorado State University releases hurricane season forecast update, maintains it will be a busy one

While the forecast is for an active season, that doesn’t mean one will come to the Texas Gulf Coast. HOUSTON — Colorado State University has released its June forecast update for what they believe will be a very busy Atlantic hurricane season. On Tuesday morning, they maintained their forecast that they issued back in April. They forecasted that we could see 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes with five becoming major hurricanes, listing an extremely warm…

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