Brenham, which up to now has been mostly known as the ice cream capital of the universe – in good times and bad – may be ready for a new name: Deluge Queen.
Thanks to the recent rains, an expert analysis by Braniff Davis of Eric Berger's spacecityweather.com shows the area has been completely saturated. That'll happen when, as occurred on May 26, a total of 16.62 inches of rain were recorded – doubling its usual yearly rainfall in one day, according to National Weather Service statistics.
Of course, Brenham isn't the only area to have experienced rain and flooding with more on the way. In Fort Bend County, Richmond is also keeping a wary eye on the swollen Brazos River.
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And as Berger himself warns, the rest of the week is expected to bring even more precipitation:
“An upper-level storm system is expected to move into Texas and stall out by the middle of this week. This will create the lift needed in the upper atmosphere to squeeze showers and thunderstorms out of our moistening atmosphere.”
Meanwhile, over at Texas Storm Chasers, the same message is being delivered. Wednesday will have some rain in keeping with the usual summer storms, but the area will expand as the week wears on, moving into Southeast Texas from the Hill Country, according to David Reimer. This could all last through Saturday.
So hang onto your waders and get ready for the epilogue: "Fire Ant Colonies Multiply By the Thousands."