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San Antonio gets rain again on Astini News

For the third time in less than two weeks, the San Antonio area received significant rainfall Saturday morning — as much as one inch in some parts.

The city has gotten somewhat consistent rain in November: 0.46 inches on Nov. 15 and 0.19 inches on Nov. 21, according to the National Weather Service. The last time the city received more than an inch was Oct. 9, with about 3.06 inches recorded at the San Antonio International Airport.

The rain slickened roads for much of the morning Saturday, especially on the city's North Side. A fuel spill on the eastbound lanes of Wurzbach Parkway made already wet roads even more slippery, prompting police to close off a section.

The spill occurred about 10:30 a.m. along the freeway between Wetmore and Weidner roads. Ramps leading to the freeway along that area remained shut for several hours, but by about 1:40 p.m. police appeared to have cleared the area.

An officer at the scene said police were unsure where the fuel came from, and he said the spill likely occurred during a morning rain shower.

Drivers were reportedly sliding out of control on the slippery road, causing about four minor wrecks before police arrived to block off the road. No one was seriously injured.

Most of the rain fell on the North Side of the city, where the average rainfall was about an inch. Overall, San Antonio received about a half-inch to an inch. Forecasters do not predict more rain in the next few days, which should be cool, dry and breezy.

A wind advisory was in effect for the region until about 6 p.m., and gusts were expected to produce near-critical fire conditions through most of Sunday.

On Tuesday, a cold front is expected to reach the city, with lows in the 30s and highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

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