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Flood warnings are being issued across many areas of the US

More than 10 million people are in danger of being stranded near flooded areas.



Until Saturday night, most of Arizona and New Mexico will be under flood watches, putting more than 10 million people on high alert.

Saturday saw multiple flash flood warnings issued in areas where persistent rains caused dangerous flooding. Warnings are issued most frequently in western Arizona and over El Paso, Texas.

It’s possible for it to rain an additional 1-3 inches in some parts of Arizona and New Mexico from now until Saturday.

Extreme drought can only be broken by rain, but too much rain can cause serious problems. Extreme drought in some parts of Texas may be met by extreme rainfall in the next few days.

Precipitation is forecast from Sunday through Wednesday across much of Texas. It’s possible that some areas of Texas could receive as much as 10 inches of rain next week.

Dallas probably won’t get 10 inches of rain, but the city has only seen 13 total inches of precipitation so far this year, which puts it 10 inches behind its normal annual total.

More than a quarter of the state of Texas is in extreme drought watch status due to the ongoing severe drought.

If the rains come too quickly, the dry ground will act like concrete, and flooding will result. But if the rain can be slow and steady, allowing the parched surface to gradually become porous again, it will be very beneficial without the potentially fatal flooding.

On Saturday, there is a 50% chance that the tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico will develop into a named tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. If given a name, it would be Danielle, the fourth named storm of the season and the first since Colin in early July.

Early Saturday evening, the storm is expected to make landfall in Mexico just south of Texas, bringing with it potentially catastrophic flooding.

As far north as Corpus Christi, 1–4 inches of rain is forecast for southern Texas. The result could be problems with urban and small-stream flooding.