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Flash Flood Warning Expiring; Watch in Place Until Noon

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A flash flood watch is in effect for several more hours this morning.

The National Weather Service’s flash flood warning, in place for Travis, Hays and Willimason County, is on course to expire at 8 a.m.:

AT 509 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE DETERMINED THAT RAINFALL ESTIMATES FROM DOPPLER RADAR INDICATE  FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE I35 CORRIDOR FROM NEW BRAUNFELS TO THE  AUSTIN AND GEORGETOWN AREAS. ADDITIONAL RAINS OF ONE HALF INCH OVER AREAS THAT HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED HEAVY RAINFALL OVERNIGHT WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP FLOODING PROBLEMS ONGOING.

NWS’ flash flood watch, however, will stay in place until 12 p.m.:

RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER THE EASTERN PART OF THE REGION AND FLASH FLOODING IS STILL POSSIBLE ALONG AND EAST OF I-35 THIS MORNING. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF ONE INCH IS STILL POSSIBLE IN THIS. IN ADDITION... RUNOFF INTO NORMALLY DRY CREEKS MAY RESULT IN FLOODING. EXPECT HEAVY RAINFALL TO OCCUR ALONG AND AHEAD OF A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC COLD FRONT THROUGH NOON TUESDAY. STORM RAINFALL TOTALS  ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES WITH ISOLATED SPOTS UP  TO 7 INCHES.

The watch covers Travis, Hays, Williamson, and all the neighboring Hill County counties.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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