Moisture from Hurricane Pamela will reach Texas Wednesday evening, and the result may be life-threatening flash flooding, especially within the Texas Hill country.
Pamela should make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane along the coast of Mexico by very early Wednesday morning. Pamela will accelerate northeastward through Mexico and rapidly lose wind intensity.
While Pamela will lose almost all of its strong winds by the time it reaches Texas, it will still be capable of producing tremendous rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour.
Several inches of rain may fall from South-Central Texas to Southeastern Oklahoma. Wednesday night through Thursday evening. The heaviest rainfall is from the Texas Hill country to just east of the Dallas Metroplex area. In these areas, there is a significant risk of flash flooding due to persistent downpours. Portions of the Texas Hill country are especially prone to severe flash flooding due to the topography and soil type.
During the period, motorists traveling through this region may encounter very low visibility in heavy rainfall and submerged roadways due to low-lying and poor drainage flooding. Remember, never try to cross a flooded road with moving water, even if the water does not look that deep.