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Flash flood watch continues until Friday

Flash flood watch continues until Friday
PAT KOPECKI/Reprints at Commuters traveling F.M. 1347 through Denhawken May 31 faced roadways covered with water, after the already-saturated area received 3 inches of rainfall.

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June 1, 2016, 1:16pm

The National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio has issued a flash flood watch through Friday, June 3, at 7 a.m. The flash flood watch is now in effect for a portion of South Central Texas including Atascosa, Bexar, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, and Wilson counties. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

Widespread rainfall totals of 3-5 inches with some locations reaching as high as 10 inches are expected.

River watch

A flood warning continues for the San Antonio River near Elmendorf affecting Bexar and Wilson counties. The river was at 32.2 feet at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 1. Flood stage is 35.0 feet.

The river is expected to rise above flood stage by midnight on Thursday and continue to rise to near 36.2 feet by 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The river is expected to fall below flood stage by 7 a.m. Friday morning.

All persons with interests along the river should monitor the latest forecasts, and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect life and property. River stage forecasts are based on observed rainfall along with predicted rain for the next 12 hours. If actual rainfall varies from forecast values, forecast river stages will vary. Do not drive automobiles through flooded areas. Remember, 18 inches of water or less can carry away most vehicles, including trucks. If you see floodwaters or come upon a flooded roadway, remember to turn around and do not drown. For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit

Your Opinions and Comments

Todd Kowalik  
La Vernia, TX  
June 2 at 9:30pm
Let's get Wilson on that list for a disaster declaration! Lord knows some culverts and dirt roads have been washed out. Major damage. Clowns.

Elaine K.  
June 2 at 8:55pm
We just had a severe thunderstorm pass through Floresville. The Opry Jam ended early so that people could find their way home safely. Hope everyone is secure in their homes now.

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
June 2 at 9:49am
Turn around. Don't drown! Especially in rural areas after dark, it's difficult to know how deep the water might be.

Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
June 2 at 9:36am
As the wet weather continues across much of Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Coleman, Colorado, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood,... More ›

Patricia Hutton  
Sutherland Springs, TX  
June 2 at 8:31am
Watched a lot of people going around barricades this morning on 539. They are there for a reason people.

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
June 1 at 7:41pm
At least we got to enjoy some sunshine for a while today!

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