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Flood Watch For Central Texas Starts Noon Friday, Continues Through Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Central Texas that goes into effect Friday at noon and last through Saturday morning. A flood warning was also issued for Onion Creek and the Colorado and Pedernales rivers.

Credit National Weather Service

Central Texas could see anywhere from two to six inches of rain on Friday in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Fayette, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

Credit National Weather Service

The service says the heaviest rain is expected Friday night into early Saturday morning, and that minor to moderate flooding is expected along three waterways in our area:

  • Minor flooding is expected some time between late Friday and early Saturday evening along Onion Creek at U.S. Highway 183. 
  • Moderate floods are expected along the Colorado River at Bastrop and Smithville between Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening.
  • Minor flooding is expected between Friday and Saturday night along the Pedernales River at Johnson City.


Andrew Weber is a general assignment reporter for KUT, focusing on criminal justice, policing, courts and homelessness in Austin and Travis County. Got a tip? You can email him at Follow him on Twitter @England_Weber.
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