A FLOOD WATCH has been issued for the following counties: Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Waller, Walker & Washington counties through Thursday night. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued for Lee, Milam, Robertson & Leon counties through Thursday night. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible through Thursday night. Some areas may even see totals of 5 to 7 inches of localized rainfall.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The snowstorm that is crawling slowly across the Midwest has led to a 25-vehicle pileup in Iowa that killed one person. Police say drivers were blinded by blowing snow and didn't see vehicles that had slowed or stopped on Interstate 80.
Drivers throughout the Plains and Midwest are hampered by heavy snow and strong winds that combined for blizzard conditions in areas from Kansas to Wisconsin.
The windy conditions have contributed to tens of thousands of power outages.
Forecasters say the snow cover will drag temperatures much lower in Nebraska and Iowa, with readings in the single digits.