Record Heat in San Antonio, 'Life Threatening' Flooding Near Houston


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The National Weather Service says heat records were smashed all across the area on Wednesday, with the 99 degrees officially recorded in San Antonio the hottest September 18th ever reported in the city, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

A temperature of 100 reported at Austin Mabry and 102 reported in Del Rio on Wednesday were also records for the date, with the Austin high breaking a record stretching back more than sixty years.

But east of here, its a far different story. Officials in Chambers County, east of Houston, reported early today that 'life threatening' flooding has occurred in and around the community of Winnie,' prompting widespread evacuations.

"There is an area just east of Houston where we are looking where more than 15 inches of rain has fallen, and significant flash flooding is underway," National Weather Service meterologist Mark Chenard reports.

Only scattered showers were reported anywhere in or around San Antonio Wednesday or early Thursday. At one point, forecasters had predicted some areas in south central Texas could see 4 inches of rain from the tropical system, but the storm is continuing on a northward path and is expected to hit east Texas later today.

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