Flash flood watch for all of South Central Texas, May 23-24
The National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio has issued a flash flood watch for all of South Central Texas from 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, through 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24.
The area includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, Lavaca, Lee, Llano, Maverick, Medina, Real, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Williamson, Wilson, and Zavala counties.
A strong upper level system will produce showers and thunderstorms capable of locally heavy rainfall Saturday afternoon ... mainly west of the I-35 Corridor. A brief lull in the rain activity will occur in the afternoon before a band of thunderstorms capable of more heavy rainfall begins to enter South Central Texas by early Saturday night. This band of heavy rainfall is expected to reach the I-35 corridor including Austin and San Antonio around midnight. Then heavy rainfall will persist through much of Sunday. Rainfall totals are forecast to range from 2 to 4 inches with isolated amounts of 6 inches or more possible.
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. Do not drive into flooded roadways. The majority of flood-related fatalities occur in vehicles. If you see a flooded roadway, remember, turn around, don’t drown.