Brownsville Hit Hard by Rains

Motorists driving through a flooded section of Brownsville’s Ruben Torres Boulevard, or FM 803. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Another deluge of precipitation came down to the Rio Grande Valley this time hitting the Brownsville area as several inches of rain fell over many parts of the city.

Some flooding was reported but not to the extent of the June 24 flood that inundated scores of homes and businesses in northern Cameron County and in Hidalgo and Willacy counties.

Up to 4 inches of rainfall was reported on the north and northeast areas of the city, particularly along Paredes Line Road and Ruben Torres Boulevard.

Mike Castillo, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office Brownsville, said they recorded 2.12 inches of water at the airport.

In Los Fresnos about half an inch of water was recorded but no flooding took place.

Area temperatures were in the low 90s, which is below normal for this time of year.

The extended forecast called for 20, 30 and 40 percent chances of precipitation through Monday, July 29, with temperatures staying in the upper 80s and low 90s.

A break in that weather pattern was expected for Tuesday as cloudy skies with no rain was the forecast.

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