Wilson, Atascosa, Bexar, surrounding counties under flash flood watch
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
National Weather ServiceMarch 20, 2015, 3,881 views 3 comments
(Revised 1:26 p.m. March 20)
Atascosa, Wilson, Bexar, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, and nearby counties are under a flash flood watch, according to the National Weather Service, from 4:37 a.m. March 20 to 7 p.m. March 21.
The heaviest rainfall is expected Friday evening through Saturday morning as an upper level disturbance from Mexico provides additional forcing along the front, which will become nearly stationary overnight.
Expectation is 2 to 5 inches of rainfall with isolated totals of 6 to 8 inches from slow-moving and training thunderstorms. Recent rainfall along and east of Interstate 35 over the past few weeks has led to saturated soils, which may cause flash flooding to occur with less rainfall than usual, posing an elevated threat to life and property.
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.
Target area includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, De Witt, Dimmitt, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Lavaca, Lee, Llano, Medina, Travis, Uvalde, Williamson, Wilson, and Zavala counties.