AUSTIN (KXAN) - Hurricane Ingrid made landfall early Monday morning in the fishing village of La Pesca. Moisture on the outskirts of the system may bring some scattered showers as far as Central Texas.
Ingrid was the second named hurricane of the Atlantic tropical season, but weakened to tropical storm status upon making landfall in La Pesca.
Both Tropical Storm Ingrid and Tropical Depression Manuel in the eastern Pacific are producing life-threatening flooding due to the extremely heavy rain expected on both the east and west coasts as well as in inland, mountainous areas. Isolated totals up to 25 inches are possible.
Although Ingrid made landfall well south of the Texas/Mexico border, a southerly flow aloft over the storm will continue shearing moisture northward and sending mid and high-level cloud cover, high humidity, and slight rain chances to Central Texas.
Rainfall in Central Texas Monday and Tuesday will likely average less than 1/4", but isolated tropical downpours could produce spotty totals of up to 1". Closer to 8” is expected in deep-south Texas, closer to the system itself.
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