Texas to get more heavy rain, heightened flood threat

A stop sign stands almost completely submerged after heavy rains on a roadway into White Rock Lake Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Dallas. Residents braced for more rain this weekend from other storms that could spin off from massive Hurricane Patricia approaching southwest Mexico. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) – Heavy rains that brought a flood threat to North and Central Texas will spread into South Texas as a stalled cold front causing the downpours is reinforced by remnants of Hurricane Patricia.

Much of the Texas heartland is under a flash flood watch Saturday as the National Weather Service expects the Austin-San Antonio area to get up to a foot of rain while already inundated sections of North Texas could get up to 7 more inches of rain.

Flash floods already have closed major highways in parts of North Texas. Floodwaters from more than 13 inches of rain closed Interstate 45 near Corsicana, backing up traffic for 12 miles, and closed parts of heavily traveled Interstate 35 near Waco.

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