Rain fell for the first time in weeks on Wednesday night. However, you should not expect this rain to relieve our unbearably high temperatures. Thursday’s expected high temp is going to be around 105 degrees.
A meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Houston said we were extremely lucky to receive the amount of rainfall we got. It’s unlikely you’ll get any showers the rest of the week, but [Wednesday night] y’all kind of hit the jackpot,” said the meteorologist.
Meteorologists have estimated that any where from a half inch to an inch hit the Bryan and College Station area last night. In Northern Brazos County, they believe it was more likely some where in between a quarter of an inch to a half an inch.
Surprising, the rains brought flash floods to some streets in College Station and Bryan. The winds were strong enough to knock down some trees and power lines.
Bob Wheeler, an official for Bryan Texas Utilities, said that there some quarantined power outages on Texas 159 in the middle of Texas 6 and F.M. 2154.
“A number of trees also fell down onto power lines and some poles are also broken,” he said. “All of the on-duty and off-duty crews have been called in to help.”
Officer Jon Agnew, a high ranking police officer in the Bryan Police Department, said they had to dispatch officers to intersections where the traffic lights were out. He said so many intersections did not have power that they could not direct traffic at everyone because not enough officers were available.
There were six minor traffic accidents and two major ones during the hours of the storm. A sinkhole also developed on a roadway in the north gate area compounding city official’s problems.