Flash Flood and Tornado Watches issued across parts of Central Texas

The National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio has issued a Flash Flood Watch for a portion of South Central Texas.

The watch will be from 6pm this evening through late tonight.

The following counties are effected.

  • Bastrop
  • Caldwell
  • Fayette
  • Guadalupe
  • Lee

Forecast calls for rainfall amounts between 1 to 2 inches with isolated pockets of 2 to 4 inches, especially along and south of interstate 10.

Rapid Runoff from heavy rainfall will likely result in flash flooding of creeks and streams, low water crossings, and urban areas normally subject to flooding.

Take precaution.  A flash flood watch means flash flooding is possible in or near the watch area.  If you are in the watch area plan now for what you will do if flash flooding develops.  Stay informed and be ready to act if you see flooding or if a flash flood warning is issued.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for counties in our Northern viewing area.
  • San Saba
  • Lampasas
  • Bell
This watch is expected to expire at 10pm.

According to the National Weather Service...

"...when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area. Their size can vary depending on the weather situation. They are usually issued for a duration of 4 to 8 hours. They normally are issued well in advance of the actual occurrence of severe weather. During the watch, people should review tornado safety rules and be prepared to move a place of safety if threatening weather approaches."
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