A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Lee county through this evening. Rain & thunderstorms will continue to be possible for the Brazos Valley, through the overnight hours. Severe thunderstorms cannot be ruled out -- damaging winds, large hail, and even an isolated tornado threat will need to be monitored.
Texas retail gasoline prices eased slightly this week after eight straight weeks of gains.
The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today shows regular, self-serve gasoline averaging two dollars 86 cents per gallon. That's two cents off last week's average.The national average is two dollars 92 cents per gallon, about a penny less than last week.
Auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau says high crude oil costs and concerns over gas supplies because of a switch from MTBE blends to ethanol blends have both eased slightly. She says motorists should see more price decreases in the short term, but long-term prospects are still uncertain.
The lowest retail gasoline prices in Texas are found in Corpus Christi, where they're averaging two dollars 75 cents per gallon.
That's down seven and a half cents from last week. The costliest gas is in Dallas, where it's averaging two dollars 94 cents per gallon, down a cent and a half.
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