HILL COUNTRY, TX – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Friday evening, as more rain is moving into the Texas Hill Country.
A statement from the National Weather Service from Thursday at 3:01 PM, states that, “Plenty of moisture along with a series of upper level disturbances moving across the region will result in continued moderate to heavy rainfall across portions of South Central Texas through Friday evening. Several clusters of moderate to localized heavy showers are expected to affect most areas along and west of the I-35 corridor this afternoon, late tonight and Friday. Due to the sensitivity of the area soils and expected rain rates for the period, it is likely for the threat of flash flooding to continue through Friday evening including the Austin and San Antonio metro areas.”
The flash flood warning effects these counties. “Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, Medina, Real, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Williamson, and Zavala.”
The warning states that some areas in the northern Hill Country could see up to five inches of rain, with most areas seeing one to two inches. The heaviest rainfall will be Friday morning, and is expected through Friday afternoon.
Rapid runoff from this rain could cause local rivers to flood and make low water crossings impassable.
“An upper level disturbance will bring another surge of moisture across our area today. Periods of showers with moderate to heavy rains will develop. This could lead to renewed flash flooding, especially for areas across portions of the Rio Grande Plains, Edwards Plateau, Hill Country, and I-35 corridor, including the Austin and San Antonio metro areas. Soils remain saturated from recent heavy rains making runoff more rapid in those areas. The Flash Flood Watch has been extended through 7 am Friday for those areas. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with isolated amounts of up to 4 inches are possible. River flooding will continue with some new river flooding possible. Unseasonably cold temperatures linger with highs in the mid 50s Hill Country to mid 60s near the Coastal Plains.” Source – National Weather Service
“Cloudy with rain across the area tonight. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect along and west of I-35. Lows will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s.” Source – National Weather Service
“Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with isolated amounts of up to 5 inches are possible through Saturday. This will lead to renewed flash flooding and possibly river flooding due to saturated soils from recent heavy rains making runoff more rapid.” Source – National Weather Service
“The Flash Flood Watch continues through 7 am Friday for portions of the Rio Grande Plains, Edwards Plateau, Hill Country, and I-35 corridor, including the Austin and San Antonio metro areas. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with isolated amounts up to 5 inches are possible. This will lead to renewed flash flooding and possibly river flooding due to saturated soils from recent heavy rains making runoff more rapid.” Source – National Weather Service
“Scattered to numerous showers continue across most areas on Friday. Moderate to heavy rains are possible Friday morning and could result in additional flash flooding and river flooding. A cold front will bring scattered to numerous showers across most areas on Saturday, then showers become more isolated and focus toward the Rio Grande Plains on Sunday. An upper level disturbance and the remnants of a possible eastern Pacific tropical system result in increasing showers Monday into Tuesday. Additional rounds of heavy rains are possible mid week. Rivers and lakes will remain elevated for the next several days.” Source – National Weather Service