Tonight into Friday, central and South Texas will become the target of drenching rain as a storm heads into the Gulf of Mexico. This storm will eventually soak the South, then a part of the Northeast this weekend.

For the area outlined in darker green above, the storm will drop 2 to 4 inches of rain from tonight through early Saturday morning. As much as 6 inches will inundate some places.

That amount of rain could lead to substantial flooding. Low-lying and urban areas, as well as places along small streams, would be the first to become flooded.

Officials may be forced to close sections of roads, potentially portions of interstates 10, 35 and 37. Even if barricades are not in place, do not put your life in danger by driving through a flooded road.

Even if flooding does take place, high pressure will provide Texas with a dry stretch of weather this weekend into early next week.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski