Heavy rains push through; forecasters say more to come

May 07, 2019 - 11:00 pm

AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Two rounds of heavy rainfall pushed through the Austin area Tuesday evening and early Wednesday afternoon - and more is expected to come in the next couple of days.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 10AM to 7PM for Travis, Williamson, and Hays Counties...

Several rain gauges across the Lower Colorado River Authority's Hydromet network recorded between 3" and 5" of rain between the two rounds of storms. Parts of Southwest Austin, including a City of Austin gauge in Sunset Valley along Brodie Lane, recorded 4.44".

Minor flooding was occuring along Barton Creek at Loop 360, where forecasters expected the creek to rise to nearly 10 feet late Tuesday, roughly two feet over flood stage.

Any additional rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur quickly.

Chances for severe weather have backed off somewhat with the Storm Prediction Center's latest outlook, with the "enhanced" risk for severe weather disappearing - but all of the Austin area remains under a slight risk for severe storms. Heavy rains and flooding remain the biggest threats with these storms.

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