Flash flood watch until 5 a.m.
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
National Weather ServiceApril 24, 2015, 4:27pm 2,703 views 1 comment
The national weather service in Austin/San Antonio has issued a flash flood watch until 5 a.m. Saturday, April 25, for a portion of South Central Texas including the following counties: Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Caldwell, De Witt, Fayette, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Medina, and Wilson.
Another round of showers and thunderstorms this evening and overnight with locally heavy rainfall possible. A moist and unstable air mass will interact with a mid and upper level disturbance resulting in scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms this evening and into the overnight hours. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible.
Recent rainfall over the past few days has led to pockets of saturated grounds. And additional heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding. The threat will end west to east early Saturday morning.
From 6 pm CDT this evening through late tonight, forecast rainfall amounts, areas of 1 to 2 inches with isolated pockets of 2 to 4 inches especially along and south of I-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.
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.