More than 10 million Americans under flood warnings Saturday

The majority of Arizona and New Mexico will be under flood control through Saturday night, leaving more than 10 million Americans on their guard.

Several flash flood warnings were issued on Saturday, with continued rains causing life-threatening flooding. These warnings are generally in western Arizona and above El Paso, Texas.

An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible in parts of Arizona and New Mexico — mostly through Saturday, although some additional rain will fall on Sunday.

PHOTO: A driveway to a house in the Paintbrush Corridor suffers erosion after ongoing flooding, Aug. 19, 2022, in Flagstaff, Ariz.

A driveway to a house in the Paintbrush Corridor suffers erosion after ongoing flooding Aug. 19, 2022, in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Antranik Tavitian/The Republic via USA Today Network

The only way to break out of extreme drought is through rain – but if you get too much rain, it can quickly become dangerous. In the case of parts of Texas, extreme drought could be accompanied by extreme rain in the coming days.

Much of Texas is expected to see days of rain this week, with the bulk of this rain falling from Sunday to Wednesday. Over the next week, anywhere from 1 to 10 inches is possible in parts of Texas.

While Dallas is unlikely to see 10 inches of rain, it’s interesting to note that the city received just 3.5 inches this summer and just 13 inches this year — leaving it with a 10-inch deficit so far. compared to an average year.

Given the exceptional drought in Texas, more than 25% of the state is being watched for exceptional drought, the most critical drought possible.

Dry soil will act like concrete, and if the rain comes too fast, flooding will occur. However, if the rain can take its time and the dehydration can slowly become porous again, it will be very beneficial without the life-threatening flooding.

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The National Hurricane Center has given a 50% chance of the tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico turning into a tropical storm with a name on Saturday. If the name is mentioned, it will be Danielle, the fourth storm of the season with a name, the first since Colin in early July.

This storm is expected to make landfall early Saturday night in Mexico, just south of Texas, and bring life-threatening flooding to Mexico.

South Texas is expected to get 1 to 4 inches of rain as far north as Corpus Christi. This can cause problems with flooding, flooding in cities and small streams.

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