Flash Flood Watch is now in effect until 7 pm

From the 24/7 Weather Center, a Flash Flood Watch is now in effect until 7 pm for the entire Rio Grande Valley.Numerous showers and thunderstorms continue to develop along and ahead of the leading edge of a cold front that will push south today.Right now, we expect the main threat to be heavy rain producing on average 1-3 inches over the next 36 hours.However, some isolated spots could receive more where embedded heavier rains fall.|As the front moves from west to east across the RGV through the coming hours, it will provide energy and lift to an environment rich with moisture and instability.This provides the potential for storms within the main line to become strong, and in some cases, severe, with strong winds, lightning, and some small hail possible.Drivers are encouraged to slow down, use caution when traveling, particularly when visibilities are reduced due to heavy rain.Also, drivers should not cross intersections or roads covered with water.Stick with your 24/7 Weather Authority for the latest on this developing situation.