Spring 2016: Wettest Spring on record

According to the National Weather Service in San Angelo in the months of March, April and May, San Angelo has received 14.83 inches of rain for the year. Most of that fell in the Spring months. The previous Spring rainfall record was 14.34 inches set in 1987.

May was the seventh wettest May on record with 6.40 inches of precipitation, according to the NWS.

The good news for San Angelo is the rainfall totals are expected to keep going up until the end of the work week. San Angelo and the surrounding areas have a good chance of storms Thursday. Some of these storms will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall in a short amount of time. Some areas could see one to two inches of rain in an hour. With recent widespread heavy rainfall any additional rainfall could produce flash flooding.

Rain is in the forecast through Saturday morning. For the rest of the work week, the coverage of storms should decrease and scattered storms will remain in the forecast. The main threats with these storms will be heavy rainfall and cloud to ground lightning.