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Nearly one year after Hurricane Harvey bared down on the Texas Gulf coast as a category 4 hurricane in late-August, fears are growing among some residents in the Houston area as the most significant round of rain since then is set to pummel the region. This will not be another Harvey where up to 60 inches of rain fell over about a week-long time frame, but some locations will likely receive over a foot of rainfall, which will lead to flash flooding in some locations. The main driver of this heavy rainfall event this week is a trough of low pressure moving onshore and into the Texas and eastern Mexican coasts. This area of spin in the atmosphere, paired with a deep plume of tropical moisture, will aid in the development of long-lasting, heavy rains. This tropical moisture may be record-breaking in some cases. In Corpus Christi, the daily record…