BEAUMONT, Texas — Waves of heavy rain from a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has started impacting Southeast Texas. 

Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast through Thursday as a weak tropical low moves ashore into the central Texas coast. 

This tropical low will bring deep, tropical moisture and southeast winds over the area. 

3 to 6 inches of rainfall is expected with the heaviest rain falling over the Triangle. Computer models continue to increase the amount of rain we could see over the next 72 hours. 

Flash flooding is a concern Wednesday into Thursday. Since it's been several days since heavy rain has fallen across Southeast Texas, the ground is very hard. Rain rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour could turn the hot, dry ground into run off that could quickly flood areas. 

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Rainfall Forecast
1 to 5 inches is possible through Thursday across SE Texas.
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The severe flood threat increases the closer to Houston you get. 

The heavy rain Tuesday has already caused several problems during the morning commute. There were several accidents reported during the 7 and 8 a.m. hour. 

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After the low moves north on Friday, hotter, drier weather is forecast by this weekend.

Triangle Today:  Mostly cloudy, humid with a 70% coverage of intervals of rain and thunderstorms.  Highs in the middle 80's.  Winds:  Southeast 5-15 mph.

Lakes Area Today:  Mostly cloudy, humid with a 60% coverage of intervals of rain and thunderstorms.  Highs in the middle 80's.  Winds:  Southeast 5-15 mph.

Triangle Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with a 60% coverage of showers and thunderstorms.  Lows in the middle 70's.  Winds: Southeast 5-15 mph.

Lakes Area Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with a 50% coverage of showers and thunderstorms.  Lows in the middle 70's.  Winds: Southeast 5-15 mph.

Extended Forecast

Wednesday (9/18):  Cloudy, humid with an 80% coverage of intervals of rain and thunderstorms.  Low near: 75°.  High near: 84°.  Winds:  Southeast 5-15 mph.

Thursday (9/19):  Cloudy, humid with a 70% coverage of rain and thunderstorms.  Low near: 75°.  High near: 85°.  Winds:  Southeast 5-15 mph.

Friday (9/20):  Mostly cloudy, humid with a 50% coverage of showers and thunderstorms.  Low near: 76°.  High near: 89°.  Winds:  Southeast 5-10 mph.

Saturday (9/21):  Partly sunny, hot and humid with a 20% coverage of showers and thunderstorms.  Low near: 76.  High near 90°.  Winds:  Southeast 5-10 mph.

Sunday (9/22):  Partly cloudy, hot and humid.  Low near: 75°.  High near: 91°.  Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.

Monday (9/23):  Mostly sunny, hot and humid.  Low near: 75°.  High near: 91°.  Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.

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