Potential for thunderstorms remains

June 20, 2018 GMT

Brownsville has largely been spared the heavy rains that drenched eastern Hidalgo County and western Cameron County, Texas’ southernmost city isn’t yet out of the woods.

Tim Speece, a lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Brownsville, said the current tropical air mass impacting the Rio Grande Valley is shifting away but forecasters are concerned that redevelopment over Cameron and Hidalgo counties is possible.

"I wouldn’t quite say that Brownsville is out of the woods at this time," Speece said Wednesday morning. "We’ve just been very fortunate that we’ve dodged the real heavy rain that impacted the Weslaco area and Hidalgo County."

The strongest possibility for redevelopment for thunderstorms is tonight and Thursday.

"We would caution folks not relax," Speece said.

The flash flood warning will remain in effect until this evening and possibly into Thursday.