Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Flash Flooding to Continue / Develop Thru Dawn San Antonio-Austin Corridor...

Another band of thunderstorms with very heavy rain of 1-2 inches per hour is moving into extreme western Bexar county and the City of San Antonio at 4am CST.  This activity will overspread the remainder of the metro area during the 4-6am timeframe, and continue an already widespread flash flooding threat.

Meanwhile, further North, steady rains over Comal, Hays and Travis counties will become heavier during the period 4-6am as additional activity moves in from the Southwest and West.  Rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour, with locally heavier amounts, are possible in these areas as well.

Radar estimates so far indicate that 4-6 inches of rain has fallen in the darkest red shaded areas on the image below, including bands from central San Antonio to northeast San Antonio, and from East of Seguin to southeast Austin.  Widespread 2-4 inch amounts surround those areas as well:

A Tornado Watch continues across the region until 11am CST, however it appears that the primary threat of severe weather (in the form of damaging wind gusts, hail and possible tornadoes) is shifting into southeast and east-central Texas, to the East of I-35, while the heavy rain and flash flood threat continues in the middle of the I-35 corridor and to the West.

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Shamrock said...

I know you guys need the rain. You don't need the flash flooding, though. Is this hitting you at all? Please be safe if so.

Rob White said...

Shamrock, thanks, yes we needed it, but not all at once! I guess beggars can't be choosers. We had 6.75 inches of rain at my house overnight. Lots of street flooding but no big problems.