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Flash Flood Warning In Effect For Central Texas Until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Williamson, Caldwell, Hays, Guadalupe, Bastrop, Comal and Travis counties until 1:30 p.m. today.

Earlier this morning, parts of Central Texas saw as much as 1 to 3 inches from an initial band of storms, and the National Weather Service says the affected counties could see an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain through this afternoon.

flash flood watch is in effect for much of Central Texas including Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Hays, Guadalupe, Travis and Williamson counties until 7 p.m., as well.

The National Weather Service says much of the area received about 3 inches of rain earlier this morning, and today's forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the Austin area.

Because of this morning's weather, New Braunfels Independent School District delayed bus service and the start of classes for two hours. Employees were asked to report at the usual time or as soon as they could safely get to work.

Lower water crossings can close quickly during flash flooding events. ATXfloods reported 79 low-water crossing closures at 7:30 a.m. Find a full map of closures here.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative reported around 60 outages in its service area this morning. You can find map of outages on its website. PEC encourages customers experiencing outages to call 888-883-3379.

Austin Energy reported 17 outages at 7:30 a.m. A full map of Austin Energy power outages can be seen here.  To report an outage, call 512-322-9100.

This story has been updated.

Jennifer Stayton is the local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" on KUT. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on Twitter @jenstayton.
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