Major Flood Levels Hit Large Swathes of the Southeast and Midwest

Houston, Texas continues to be at risk for more rain, thunderstorms, and flooding, with the National Weather Service reporting that rivers have reached major flood levels in the area. The Trinity River near Liberty, located 40 miles northeast of Houston, surpassed major flood levels on Saturday morning. Additionally, the West Fork San Jacinto River near Humble was also reported to be flooded.

While the southeast and Midwest regions face the risk of more rain and thunderstorms, the Northeast is expected to experience cold weather, with light snow and some freezing rain over parts of southern New England. However, conditions are projected to improve as the weekend comes to an end.

In Texas, a century-old bridge, famous for being associated with the 1930s Texas outlaw couple Bonnie and Clyde, collapsed into the San Jacinto River in Conroe due to flooding. Furthermore, a continuous stream of moisture is expected to make its way into the Pacific Northwest, with forecasts of significant rainfall in the coastal ranges and Cascades.

The weather service has put flood watches in effect for about 20 million people across a vast area from Mississippi to West Virginia, while scattered flood alerts have also been reported from Texas to Michigan. Overall, the nation is facing various weather-related challenges, from floods in the South to cold weather in the North. The situation continues to evolve, and local authorities and residents are urged to stay informed and prepared for potential weather-related hazards.