How weather system flooding Texas is impacting us

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Texas Flooding explainer from McCall

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A Flash Flood Emergency is in effect as rain continues to pound the Houston, Texas area.

There have been over 1,000 water rescues in the region, and the rain continues to fall at a rate of 2-4 inches per hour from the slow moving storm.

Stormcenter 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs says the same system is what’s giving us the dry, warm weather in the Miami Valley.

Vrydaghs calls this type of weather pattern an “omega block.”

High pressure staying stationary to the east forces the jet stream to dive deep down to the west.

The block should break down later this week, bringing us a chance for rain Thursday.

An additional foot of rainfall could still fall, worsening the flooding situation in the Houston, Texas area.