Flash Flood Watch Extended Until 7 P-M Tonight

...Flash Flood Watch Extended Through 7 pm Friday...

Area of Concern:

Along and west of Interstate 35, including Austin and San Antonio. The greatest threat is for the Hill Country and Edwards Plateau.

Threats & Impacts: 

Rainfall:  Additional  rainfall of 1 to 2 inches through Saturday morning for locations along  and west of Interstate 35. A few spots may receive up to 5 inches of  rain. For locations in the counties east of Interstate 35, expect 3/4 to  1 inch of rain.

Impacts: This  flood event is different than typical for our area, as the rainfall has  been spread out over days and a not as intense that we usually see. The  result of this is minor to moderate flooding on smaller creeks and  rivers, but the downstream confluence of these into larger rivers such  as the Colorado, produces near-record lake levels and floods.

Safety Message: Anyone  living along a creek or river needs to pay close attention to weather  and river forecasts through the middle of next week. Plan now to take  quick action if additional rain produces a new or higher flood wave  along your creek or river. Travel plans for Friday into Saturday morning  should carefully consider alternative routes in case roads become  flooded. Above all, never drive where water covers the road: TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.  

Emergency managers and first responders are already working hard on  this event to save lives, don't add to their workload or risk their  lives by having to rescue you from driving in flood waters.

Timing and Overview:

An upper level trough and continued moist  Gulf air flow into the area will generate increasing coverage and  intensity of rain across the area. Tonight will generally bring light to  moderate showers, but Friday will have moderate to heavy rain from late  morning through early evening. The rain should taper off Saturday  morning as the upper trough moves east. 

Confidence:

Rainfall: HighAdditional flash and river flooding: Moderate to High

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