Strong thunderstorms possible, slight flash flooding risk in Central Texas
AUSTIN, Texas - The Weather Prediction Center is forecasting a slight risk for flash flooding in the Austin area and in Central Texas and that scatttered strong thunderstorms are possible.
FOX 7 Austin meteorologist Carlo Falco says that nearly five inches of rain has already fallen across most of Central Texas with a few areas seeing upwards of seven (radar estimated) inches.
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Flash flooding and river flooding are possible especially since thunderstorms are expected to continue off and on throughout the afternoon and into this evening.
An additional two to three inches of rain from thunderstorms are possible as the stationary front very slowly drags north and northeast with a weak upper level system that will enhance the intensity of the thunderstorms.
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This isn’t expected to produce any hail or even significant gusty winds but will help squeeze as much water out of the atmosphere as possible.
In addition, a tropical wave off the Gulf of Mexico is expected to enhance rainfall coverage and amounts tonight and especially tomorrow afternoon.
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