Tropical Storm Pamela to strengthen into major hurricane, bring rain to San Antonio area – mySA

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Graphic shows wind speeds associated with Tropical Storm Pamela. 

Graphic shows wind speeds associated with Tropical Storm Pamela. 

National Hurricane Center

San Antonio could see heavy rain with a risk for flooding, forecasters say.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Pamela will likely gain strength and turn into a major hurricane before hitting land in Mexico late Wednesday.

The storm is forecast to move through Texas on Thursday. As it weakens, it’s expected to combine with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing rain into the San Antonio area. 

San Antonio area could see tropical remnants from the storm Wednesday into Thursday.

San Antonio area could see tropical remnants from the storm Wednesday into Thursday.

National Hurricane Center

Forecasters say there is a threat of heavy rain, but exactly what areas will see precipitation remains uncertain at this point because the storm could shift.

The National Weather Service shows a 70 percent chance of rain. 

According to Phil Klotzbach, a Research Scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, “Pamela is the first eastern North Pacific named storm formation since Olaf formed on September 8.” 

Tropical Storm Pamela likely to strengthen into a major hurricane, forecasters say. 

Tropical Storm Pamela likely to strengthen into a major hurricane, forecasters say. 

National Hurricane Center

A woman walks with an umbrella through the intersection of Hildebrand Avenue and Broadway as cars splash by during a rainstorm that swept through San Antonio.

A woman walks with an umbrella through the intersection of Hildebrand Avenue and Broadway as cars splash by during a rainstorm that swept through San Antonio.

John Davenport /San Antonio Express-News

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