Storms, heavy rains move east out of the area

All watches, warnings have expired or been cancelled

April 07, 2019 - 12:46 pm
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AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Heavy rains have moved out of the area after dropping more than six inches of rain in the past 48 hours across parts of Central Texas.

A Flash Flood Watch that was scheduled to be in effect until 3 p.m. was cancelled early, forecasters said, after the storm system moved to the east.

Lightning and hail earlier Sunday morning prompted the first-ever cancellation of the Statesman Capitol 10K. According to event organizers, more than 23,000 people had registered for the race, which is billed as the largest 10K race in Texas.

According to the Lower Colorado River Authority's Hydromet gauge system, points across central and east Austin received 4 inches or more of rain since Saturday morning. One gauge near Pflugerville recorded 6.52" as of the noon hour Sunday.

Clouds will remain in place for much of Sunday, keeping highs in the upper 60s to near 70. Clouds will clear into the work week, with lots of sun and heat in the forecast. Highs will hit the 80s Monday and are forecast to reach 90 degrees by Wednesday.

Here is a look at the extended forecast:

REST OF TODAY...Showers and thunderstorms early in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe early in the morning. Locally heavy rainfall possible early in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent.

TONIGHT...Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY...Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 mph.

TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.

FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.

FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY...Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s.

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